NJ Panel Backs Wage Increase For Tipped Workers

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT) -- Tipped employees in New Jersey would see a boost in their hourly wages under a measure that a state Assembly panel advanced on Monday over the objections of restaurant owners.

Democratic sponsors say the base hourly rate for tipped workers of $2.13 has been static for too long and is lower than surrounding states. The bill that the Assembly Labor Committee cleared in a 5-3 vote would remedy that by limiting the amount of tips and gratuity that restaurants can apply against minimum wage requirements for...
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