About Author: Maria Kirgan

Maria Kirgan
Maria Kirgan is the Director of Product Management for ADP's Wage Payments and Employment Verification products which includes the ALINE Card pay card solution. She has extensive experience in building and evolving leading edge products in various areas such as consumer fraud, verification and online marketing solutions utilizing big data and analytics. She spent the majority of her career at Experian in various product and technical leadership positions, and more recently she headed up product and marketing for a small startup specializing in lending solutions. She holds an MBA from University of California, Irvine.

Articles by Author: Maria Kirgan:

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06.22.15 |

Why Paying Tips Electronically Can Benefit Employers

Based on a recent focus group survey facilitated by ADP with several major restaurant chains, 88 percent of the participating restaurant employers said they rely on cash to pay tipped employees on a daily basis. This has been an industry standard for decades despite the fact that the current process is fraught with challenges for…Read More »

06.18.15 |

Employers: Paying Tips with an Electronic Payment Solution

Based on a recent focus group survey facilitated by ADP with several major restaurant chains participating, 88 percent of restaurant employees receive tips in cash at the end of their shifts. In addition, support staff employees, such as bartenders and hosts, often receive tips from servers in cash through a standard percentage share or based…Read More »

11.18.14 |

Paying Tips Earned by Employees is a Growing Challenge for Many Restaurants

Restaurants often experience a few challenges when it comes to paying employee tips. One of the primary challenges is having enough cash throughout the day to pay out those tips at the end of a shift.  With more than 81 percent of total restaurant sales paid by credit or debit card,[1]  many restaurants must find…Read More »


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