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Legislators Looking to Revive Bill Requiring Minimum Wage For Restaurant Servers And Bartenders

Connecticut State Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury, tells reporters that she plans to bring back legislation in support of ending the tip-credit wage in Connecticut in favor of paying minimum wage to restaurant servers and bartenders at the Legislative Office Building on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. Photo credit: Mike Savino, CTNewsJunkie

Connecticut Restaurant Association President and CEO Scott Dolch said the legislation would completely change the current system – which “benefits thousands of servers, small business restaurant owners, and Connecticut’s local economy.”

By Mike Savino, CTNewsJunkie.com 

One of the leaders of the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee plans to bring back legislation requiring restaurant staff and other tipped workers be paid minimum wage, regardless of tips.

Sen. Julie Kushner, backed by advocates from Connecticut and Chicago, said the bill would treat tipped workers the same as all other employees, especially with the minimum wage set to automatically increase each year.

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