DOL Head Says Tipped Workers Need Minimum Wage Bump

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Citing difficulties in enforcement, the acting secretary of labor told senators on Tuesday that the minimum wage for tipped workers should be raised to ensure that workers are fairly compensated.

At a Senate Health Education Labor & Pension Committee hearing on the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the acting head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Seth Harris, spoke in favor of raising the minimum wage for workers generally, but especially for tipped workers whose mandatory payout from employers has not been upped...
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