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Restaurants should pay a fair wage and give benefits instead of requiring their workers to beg for tips.
 
Many states use the federal minimum wage of $2.13:
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Nebraska
  • Utah
  • Indiana
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Wyoming
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
Several states require employers to pay a minimum wage regardless of tips.  These states include:
  • Alaska ($10.34)
  • Montana ($4.00 for small businesses, $8.75 for large businesses)
  • Washington ($13.69)
  • California ($13.00 for small businesses, $14.00 for large businesses)
  • Nevada ($8.25 if the employee does not receive health insurance, $7.25 for others)
  • Minnesota ($8.21 for small businesses, $10.08 for large businesses)
  • Oregon ($11.25)

 

The majority of states set a minimum wage for tipped employees:

  • Arizona ($9.15)
  • Iowa ($4.35)
  • North Dakota ($4.86)
  • Arkansas ($2.63)
  • Maine ($6.08)
  • Ohio ($4.40, but only large companies)
  • Colorado ($9.30)
  • Maryland ($3.63)
  • Pennsylvania ($2.83)
  • Connecticut ($6.38, $8.23 for bartenders)
  • Massachusetts ($5.55)
  • Rhode Island ($3.89)
  • Delaware ($2.23)
  • Michigan ($3.67)
  • South Dakota ($4.65)
  • D.C. ($5.00)
  • Missouri ($5.15)
  • Vermont ($5.48)
  • Florida ($5.63)
  • New Hampshire ($3.26)
  • West Virginia ($2.33)
  • Hawaii ($9.35)
  • New Jersey ($4.13)
  • Wisconsin ($2.33)
  • Idaho ($3.35)
  • New Mexico ($2.55)
  • Illinois ($6.60)
  • New York ($8.35 food workers, $10.40 other tipped employees)

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