2 results for tag: tipped workers


Economist’s Advice for Waiters and Tipped Workers: Submit Unemployment Claims Now

By Stephania Jimenez March 27, 2020 Waiters and waitresses are among the lowest-paid workers in the United States. And times are getting harder for them during the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m concerned they may be hurting the most,” said Villanova Economics Professor David Fiorenza. As businesses close as a result of the outbreak, more workers have filed unemployment claims. Pennsylvanians filed 650,000 unemployment claims over an 11-day period, state labor statistics released Thursday show. ... Minimum-wage earners in Pennsylvania make $7.25 an hour. However, because servers also receive tips, employers can pay them a minimum ...

OPINION: Pay Tipped Workers a Living Wage

BY JONAH HYATT Published Dec 1, 2019 Tipping in the United States is completely backward compared to Europe and other developed countries. In the U.S., tips are usually the worker’s primary source of income and tipping is typically expected even when service is subpar. The U.S. needs a massive shift in tipping culture, and I think the best way to do this is to abolish the unnecessary pay gap between tipped and untipped workers. All workers should make a living wage, with tipping being a gratuitous gesture rather than a necessity. In many other countries, while tipping is sometimes customary, it is not to the extent it is in America. The ...