This bill reduces increases to the minimum wage and provides a minimum wage of $11 per hour starting January 1, 2021. The bill eliminates the annual cost-of-living adjustment to the minimum wage and reinstates the tip credit at 50% of the state minimum wage. The bill allows employers to pay a training or youth wage subject to certain conditions including the training or youth wage's meeting or exceeding the federal minimum wage established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The bill changes the description of certain salaried employees who are exempt from the limits on mandatory overtime. The bill changes the description of certain salaried employees who are exempt from the laws governing minimum wages. The bill changes the definitions of "automobile mechanic," "automobile parts clerk," "automobile service writer" and "tip" in the laws governing minimum wages. The bill amends the laws governing service charges in the minimum wage laws.
MTA Position: Supports
Status: ONTP in House/OTP-A in Senate (bill is dead)
(The minority report strikes most of the provisions of the bill but retains the reduction in the scheduled increases to the minimum wage to 50 cents an hour per year until January 1, 2021, when the minimum wage will be $11 per hour. It also keeps the elimination of the annual cost-of-living adjustment to the minimum wage in the bill and the $1 an hour cap on the automatic increase in the state minimum wage when it is exceeded by the federal minimum wage. The amendment keeps the provision in the bill that makes a compulsory service charge the property of the employer and not a tip that is the property of the service employee. Current law allows this practice only in a banquet or private club setting.)