ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A group of Minnesota restaurants is pushing the Legislature to factor tips into their proposal to boost the state's minimum wage.
The Minnesota Restaurant Association says most employees who collect tips make much more than the state's current minimum wage of $6.15 an hour. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would hike the state's minimum wage to $9.95 an hour by 2015, after which it would increase annually based on inflation.
The restaurant group wants to keep servers' and waiters' base wages at $7.25 an hour if they make $12 per hour after tips are factored in.
J.J. Haywood, CEO of Pizza Luce and the group's president, says many restaurants would raise menu prices and cut staffing if they were to pay all tipped employees the higher minimum wage.
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2013 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.