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Serving up better wages for restaurant workers: Why eliminating the tipped wage is no panacea

By / 11.28.2018

Restaurant workers are reputed to be among the lowest paid workers in the country. One reason restaurant workers, and servers in particular, are perceived to be so poorly paid is the fact that tips often make up a good chunk of their pay, while the hourly wage they receive from their employers is lower than the prevailing minimum wage.

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