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Restaurant workers, owners reopen debate on eliminating Maryland’s tipped wage

February 5, 2024

Service workers and restaurant owners who say tipped employees have been left behind in Maryland’s recent minimum wage increase renewed a fight this week to end the state’s $3.63 tipped wage. The legislation they’re backing — which stalled a year ago and faces an uphill battle again in the Maryland General Assembly — would prohibit employers from paying workers the special lower-tier wage, which is allowed as long as those earnings combined with customers’ tips match or exceed the $15 state minimum wage.

 

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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