A new bill introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, would raise the cash wage by 220 percent for employees who earn tip income. State to state, the proposed measures have been even more severe. In Illinois, for instance, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford introduced a bill to eliminate the tip credit altogether. Rarely has servers’ compensation been such a significant part of the political conversation about wages. Now that it is, it’s our responsibility to educate legislators ...
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