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Tipped Consequential: Wage Regulation for NYC Food Servers Divides the Industry

Paying a fair wage to restaurant workers should be an uncontested idea. When proposals are put forth to raise the wage of restaurant workers, all those affected are in favor. However, when tipping needs to be part of that equation it leads to a division in opinion even among workers in the same location. Last month Washington D.C. passed Initiative 77, which effectively eliminates tipped credits and gradually increases the minimum wage for tipped employees to $12.50 and up to

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