Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages

by Evil HR Lady on November 3, 2017

$2.13 an hour sounds like an immoral rate of pay. Only a cold-hearted jerk would pay a hard-working (or even a lazy) employee $2.13 an hour. This is why Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s campaign to raise the tipped minimum wage to at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) tugs at heartstrings.

Their Facebook video has over 2.5 million views, after being posted on October 31. That’s pretty viral, as far as videos about wait staff pay are concerned. They make plenty of good points–$2.13 an hour is barely enough for a cheap cup of coffee, or maybe you could get two candy bars if they are on sale.

They are also 100 percent wrong.

No waiter or waitress legally receives only $2.13 an hour. Minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour (federally) or whatever your state minimum wage is. Here’s what the law requires (emphasis mine)

To keep reading, click here: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages

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