Two state senators plan to introduce legislation that would bring an end to the so-called “tipped minimum wage” in Pennsylvania.
The proposal by Senator Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) would also raise the state's overall minimum wage to $12 an hour.
Leach called the tipped minimum wage an “archaic and overly generous allowance” for
business owners at the expense of low-wage workers.
“Still, it's not good enough for big restaurant chains who pile up
thousands of wage law violations for not even paying the reduced wage,” he said in a news release. “It's time to end this game.”
Pennsylvania law allows for a tip credit that permits employers to use
tips against all but $2.83 of the current $7.25 minimum wage.