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New Threat to Tip Credit Emerges

While we’re waiting for the Department of Labor to complete their review of the tip credit hearings and for the Governor to decide how he wants to respond, a new legislative proposal to eliminate the tip credit has emerged as a threat. State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee last month introduced S1760-A1240 which eliminates the tip credit over several years. And in recent weeks members of ROC and One Fair Wage have been working the halls in Albany talking up elimination of the tip credit. We need to have our voices heard. It’s especially important to have servers speak up to the legislature the way they did at the Department of Labor hearings or else all of our work last year might be completely wasted.