You can credit meals and lodging that you supply as part of an employee’s compensation against state minimum wage obligations. Meals must include a variety of nutritious foods. Lodging must meet customary standards of adequacy and sanitation. You cannot deduct from the minimum wage for meals and lodging unless the employee authorized a deduction in writing and actually uses the meals and lodging. You can’t require employees to share beds.

Read about 2021 legislation.
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