Coursey Pushes for Higher Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
Kentucky state Rep. Will Coursey of Symsonia wants the state to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees.
The three-term Democrat’s bill would first boost the wage from $2.13 per hour to $3.00 if passed this session. Then starting July 2015 the minimum wage would increase by 95 cents each year until it is 70 percent of the hourly minimum wage of non-tipped employees - currently $7.25.
Coursey's bill is currently in the House standing committee on Labor and Industry.