LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Restaurant employees may rejoice over a proposed $2.50 per hour wage increase.
According to news partner 13WHAM, restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers, and other tipped workers in New York are currently making $5 per hour. That wage would increase in 2016 to $7.50 per hour before tips.
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Governor Cuomo’s administration announced the change Tuesday. However, businesses may pay less as long as gratuities make up the difference so that the employee is not making less than $8.75 per hour minimum wage rate.
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