The "tip credit" does not apply to every employee who ever received a tip. The "tip credit" applies only to employees that "customarily and regularly" receive more than $30 a month in tips. 

The application of the "tip credit" means that the employee can be paid as a hourly wage rate $2.13.

If you have questions about application of the "tip credit", contact Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.