Lawmakers advance minimum wage hike
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s minimum wage would rise by almost $3 in three years under a bill state lawmakers are advancing.
The minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour for the past seven years. The bill would raise that by 95 cents a year until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.
But in won’t repeal the tip credit that lets employers count part of a worker’s tips against wages they have to pay. It also won’t tie future minimum wage increases to the cost of living.
A full-time minimum wage worker in Hawaii earns about $15,000 a year.
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means advanced the bill Friday. The bill must now be voted on by the full Senate.
See Saturday’s Tribune-Herald for more on this developing story.
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