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A ‘meaningless’ change: Restaurant workers say Pennsylvania’s new threshold for tipped wages won’t make much difference
Even with the higher threshold, a person who makes $2.83 an hour and works 20 days out of a month may still make only about $25 a day in tips and wages before taxes.
Under the newly approved rule, that monthly tip threshold will rise to $135 a month to adjust for inflation going back to 1977.
Companies benefiting from state incentives would have to pay workers $13.50 an hour, rising to $15 an hour in 2024.
In Pennsylvania, the tipped minimum wage is $2.83 cents an hour, an amount set in 1998. As a part of his annual budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed raising the minimum wage for the seventh consecutive year.
While Republican support for raising the minimum wage was already low, the pandemic makes it even less likely to change.