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A. Service Charges shall be used by the Employer to directly benefit the Employees. No part of these charges may be paid to the Employer.

B. This section does not apply to any tip, gratuity, money, or part of any tip, gratuity, or money that has been voluntarily paid or given to or left for an Employee by customers over and above the actual amount due for services rendered or for goods, food, drink, or articles sold or served to the customer. No part of this chapter shall be construed to limit or prohibit the amount of any tip or gratuity left for an Employee.

C. No Employer or agent thereof shall deduct any amount from wages due to an Employee on account of a Service Charge or gratuity, or require an Employee to credit the amount, or any part thereof, of a Service Charge or gratuity against and as a part of the wages due to the Employee from the Employer or reduce required benefits of an Employee.

D. Each Employer shall define the chain of service and associated job duties entitled to a portion of the distributed service charges and notify the Employees of the distribution formula as well as provide in writing to each employee its plan of distribution of service charges to employees.

E. This Section shall not be applied to any events for which the employer already had a contract in place at the time the revised ordinance is adopted. (Ord. 7505-NS § 1 (part), 2016)