The Department of Labor has been going after the bad-actors in the industry… in Utah! This according to a press release sent out by the DOL in February. Utah is one of 10 states that has the same tipped minimum wage as the federal — $2.13/hour. The sad reality is that when bad actors in the industry feel like they can get away with not paying the minimum wage, or not paying workers at all, they not only are breaking the law, they are causing real damage to working families.
So-called “representatives” of the restaurant industry, like the NRA, claim that government madates are bad for business. Well there wouldn’t be a need for mandates at all if these bad actors cleaned up their act and started paying their workers livable wages and providing them with benefits. The ball is in your court!