MINIMUM WAGE LAW
44-1503. Definitions. "Agriculture" includes farming in all its branches and, among other things, includes the cultivation and tillage of the soil; dairying; the production, cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural, aquacultural or horticultural commodities; the raising of livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals or poultry; and any practices, including any forestry or lumbering operations, performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunction with such farming operation, including preparation for market, delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for transportation to market.
"Wages" paid to any employee includes compensation paid to such employee in the form of legal tender of the United States, checks on banks convertible into cash on demand, and also includes the reasonable cost as determined by the employment security agency to the employer of furnishing such employee with board, lodging or other facilities if such board, lodging or other facilities are customarily furnished by such employer to his employee and used by employees, and commissions of every kind, and tips or gratuities as provided by section 44-1502, Idaho Code.
"Employ" includes to suffer or permit to work. "Employee" includes any individual employed by an employer. "Employer" includes any person employing an employee or acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee but shall not include the United States or any state or political subdivision of a state, or any labor organization (other than when acting as an employer) or anyone acting in the capacity of officer or agent of such labor organization.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, business, trust, legal representative, or any organized group of persons.
"Tipped employee" means any employee engaged in an occupation in which he customarily and regularly receives more than thirty dollars ($30.00) a month in tips.
[44-1503, added 1955, ch. 154, sec. 3, p. 301; am. 1957, ch. 184, sec. 1, p. 362; am. 1990, ch. 132, sec. 2, p. 305; am. 2001, ch. 70, sec. 1, p. 140.]