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“It’s Devastating”: Restaurant Employees Struggle to Pay Rent, Bills

By Jada Montemarano April 2, 2020 We are officially into April, which means rent is due and bills need to be paid. Many workers -- particularly those in the restaurant industry -- have been laid off or are enduring reduced hours, which makes it difficult to keep up with payments. Olive Restobar is just one restaurant that is trying its best to help its employees at the beginning of a new month. It may look like a small grocery store, but Carlos Celis is actually shopping at the Olive Restobar where he works as a bartender. The best part: it's all free. Celis can bring fresh meat, veggies, and milk home to his family who are struggling ...

Coronavirus relief: Long Doggers owners use emergency relief money to set $20 minimum wage for employees

By Suzy Fleming Leonard April 2, 2020 John “LJ” Burr and his partners at Long Doggers are entrepreneurs. They're used to thinking on their feet and planning on the fly. When indoor dining was limited and then closed because of quickly changing COVID-19 mandates, the six Long Doggers restaurants across the county began offering groceries through their drive-through windows. Now, as Florida begins a 30-day stay-at-home order, Burr wants to take care of his employees. Money coming in from the government's Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will go to set a $20 minimum wage for everyone who works at the restaurants. ...

Proposed bill would raise minimum wage for tipped employees in Tennessee

By Leah Jordan January 28, 2020 Some Tennessee lawmakers are looking to shake up the way restaurants operate by changing the minimum wage for workers who get tips. Senate Bill 1851 would raise the hourly wage for restaurant servers, or anyone who relies on tips, to $7.25/hour plus tips. Whether this would be good for restaurant owners, servers, and customers is the question some are asking. “Absolutely, that’s good. Who can survive off 2 dollars an hour?” Eugene Jackson told FOX13. Every restaurant customer FOX13 spoke with about the proposed bill said they’re all for a pay increase. That includes Jackson. He said he unders...