Press Release: Coalition urges Ga. increase wages for tipped workers

ATLANTA - Georgia's tipped workers have not seen a wage increase although most Georgia workers have.

The Georgia Minimum Wage Coalition is urging lawmakers to adjust the minimum wage for tipped workers (currently $2.13/hour) to 60 % of the minimum wage.

The coalition will also be informing the press of HB 290 to amend Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to minimum wage, so as to provide for a substantive and comprehensive reform of provisions regarding the minimum wage law; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for an increase in the minimum wage; to provide for annual minimum wage increases to match the rising cost of living; to provide a credit toward the minimum wage for employers of tipped workers; to eliminate various eligibility exemptions from the minimum wage; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.