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Wage Board Considers Changing Tip Credit

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  
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Next week, Monday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Wage Board will convene in New York City for a public hearing. At the hearing, the NYS Restaurant Association, restaurant owners, and representatives from other organizations will present testimony about the cash wage rates for tipped employees in the food service industry.

The Wage Board will make a recommendation to the Department of Labor (DOL) on what changes, if any, should be made to the cash wage for tipped employees. Other groups will be at the hearing in full force advocating for a complete elimination of the cash wage, which will eliminate the tip credit for restaurant employers.

It is critical that the restaurant industry is represented at this meeting. We need to make our collective voices heard!

The hearing will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in the Art Gallery on the second floor, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY.

To testify or attend, please register at

If you cannot attend, you can still submit written testimony online at

If you have questions please contact Jay Holland, Government Affairs Coordinator, at 800.452.5212 or

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