Study Highlights Low Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
Sunday Gazette Mail - In West Virginia and many other states, the minimum wage for all workers is $7.25 an hour, but it is significantly less for tipped workers. Many restaurant owners only pay their workers a wage of $2.13 an hour, assuming tips will enable them to reach the minimum hourly wage. Read
Some waitresses and waiters in West Virginia believe that is unfair, especially when some employers have improper tip-sharing arrangements, which helps them pay other workers who do not get tips.
Some employers have also kept portions of those tips themselves, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release in May.