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Tipped workers may get $7.50 minimum wage in NY

The New York State wage board has recommended a $7.50 minimum wage for tipped workers, a move that would nearly double the current minimum if enacted.

Currently, restaurant servers who rely on tips earn a minimum hourly wage of $4.90 in New York State, a number Governor Cuomo called "too low" in a statement yesterday. "Today the Wage Board has recommended a course that begins to rectify that, equalizing wages into a single tipped wage and recommending an increase to the highest-ever wage for all tipped workers," he said.

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