Chicago’s aldermen have agreed to extend the minimal wage to $15 per hour by 2021, stories Eater. The present minimal wage is $13 per hour, which is able to rise to $14 in July 2020 earlier than reaching the ultimate $15 an hour in July 2021. As well as, the “sub-minimum” hourly wage will improve by $2, from $6.40 to $8.40 an hour.
The sub-minimum wage, which has been extremely debated in the previous few months, is geared in direction of tipped employees. Restaurant house owners use servers’ tricks to make up the distinction between their base pay and the usual minimal wage. Restaurant house owners argued in opposition to the rise, stating they couldn’t afford it amongst escalating workforce prices. Nonetheless, supporters of the rise say that employees deserve a better base wage along with suggestions. Full Story
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