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  • The Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage in New Jersey

    May 2018

    Proponents of a higher wage in New Jersey argue that a $15 wage will pull families out of poverty while saving taxpayers money. For instance, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto argued that, “[a $15 minimum wage] will be an integral component in our efforts to stop the decline in the middle class and lift working families out of poverty.” But mounting evidence, including a new analysis specific [...]
  • The Employment Effects of Eliminating the Tip Credit in Michigan

    May 2018

    In 2014, legislation to raise Michigan’s minimum wage received bipartisan support in the state legislature, and the state’s wage floor rose to $9.25 at the start of 2018. The base wage paid to tipped employees such as restaurant servers was increased from $3.38 to $3.52; these employees are still legally-guaranteed the same full minimum wage as all other employees. This fall, voters may consider at the [...]
  • A Bad Tip: The Harmful Proposal to Eliminate New York’s Tip Credit: Research show harm of tipped wage hike, debunks link between tipping and sexual harassment

    February 2018

    Starting in 2015, the state of New York embarked on an unprecedented experiment in raising its minimum wage. Subsequent anecdotal and empirical evidence suggests these increases were tremendously-disruptive to New York’s service industry. Nevertheless, in December 2017 Governor Cuomo indicated his interest in further raising the base wage for tipped employees— eliminating the state’s tip credit and making New York one of just a handful [...]