Bill Aims To Boost Base Wage For Tipped Employees

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 3:30 PM EST) -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., has introduced a bill that would boost the minimum wage for the first time in two decades for employees who live off tips.

The lawmaker on Thursday introduced H.R. 631, the Working for Adequate Gains for Employment in Services Act, to increase tipped employees' minimum wage, which has remained at $2.13 an hour since 1991.

“My bill makes significant gains toward closing the wage gap between tipped employees and all other workers,” Edwards said in a letter to her colleagues. “Restaurant workers,...
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