The Assembly bill would increase the minimum wage and the tip-wage for food-service workers (A.8343A).
Key components of the bill:
- accelerate the approved increase from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour on December 31st, 2014 and further increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour on December 31st, 2015;
- increase the tip-wage for food-service workers from $5.00 to $5.50 per hour immediately, to $6.20 per hour on December 31st, 2014, and finally to $6.95 per hour on December 31st, 2015;
- link the minimum wage and the tip-wage to the rate of inflation beginning December 2016. This would ensure that as the cost of living goes up, the wage will go up; and
- authorize counties and cities to raise their local minimum wage up to thirty percent higher than the state's minimum wage.
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