- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Portland City Council reversed a previous decision to increase the base wage of tipped workers.

The council previously voted to increase the minimum wage in July. They had intended to keep the base wage of tipped workers at half the state minimum wage of $7.50, but mistakenly increased it to $6.35.

Councilors moved to reconsider the ordinance after learning of the mistake. The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1if7qgD ) they voted on Wednesday to honor their original intent, and lowered the wage of tipped workers back to $3.75 an hour.

Employers are still required to ensure their workers make at least $10.10 an hour starting Jan. 1.

The state’s minimum wage is 25 cents an hour higher than the federal rate. It has not been increased since 2009.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com



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