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Tipped Workers In NY To Get 50 Percent Minimum-Wage Hike

The minimum-wage rate will increase for tipped workers.
The minimum-wage rate will increase for tipped workers. Photo Credit: thecabin.net

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The 2014 Hospitality Wage Board has recommended a 50 percent increase in tipped workers' cash wage amounts from their current rate of $4.90, $5 and $5.65 to $7.50 per hour, according to a report by acting Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino.

The wage has not increased since 2011 and will be effective Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, the report said.

The board also found that the tip allowance should be increased by $1 per hour when the weekly average of cash wages and tips equals or exceeds the application hourly minimum-wage rate by 150 percent in New York City or 120 percent in the rest of the state, the report said.

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