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Bill Introduced To Raise Subminimum Tip Wage

January 10th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A coalition of Maryland State Legislators, restaurant owners, and Fair Wage advocates are working to introduce a bill to raise the subminimum wage for thousands of tipped service workers.  The bill comes on the heels of a recent report by the State Comptroller citing labor force participation in Maryland has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. Currently, Maryland restaurant workers are paid a sub minimum wage of $3.63 plus the promise of tips. Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage explains how tipping has evolved…