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The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Restaurants and Tipping

If you’re a restaurateur, chances are you’ve suffered from what we call wage woes—distinct feelings of hopelessness that creep in when questions about minimum wage, labor requirements, and employee engagement start piling up.   When is it appropriate to pay restaurant workers minimum wage? When should you pay more? Do tips impact restaurant wage and, if …

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Raising minimum wage in restaurants could be a win for everyone

  Critics would have you believe that upping the minimum wage in restaurants will lead to massive layoffs and closures. But since raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour nearly a year ago, the restaurant industry in New York City has thrived.   I’m a professor with a focus on labor and employment law. My research on the minimum wage suggests a few …

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