MEDIA ADVISORY: House Labor to meet Thursday on minimum wage bills
STATE HOUSE – The House Committee on Labor will be meeting on Thursday, February 9 at the RISE of the House in the House Lounge of the State House to hear testimony on three pieces of legislation relating to the state’s minimum wage.
The first piece of legislation (2017-H 5057), sponsored by Rep. David A. Bennet (D-Dist. 20, Warwick, Cranston), increases the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour.
The second piece of legislation (2017-H 5315), sponsored by Rep. Moira J. Walsh (D-Dist. 3, Providence), raises the minimum wage for tipped workers by 50 cents per year, commencing on January 1, 2018, until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds of the regular minimum wage.
The third piece of legislation (2017-H 5316), sponsored by Rep. Michael A. Morin (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), prohibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees with limited exemptions for credit card service charges.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903