Service industry could see change in wages

By Keith Zubrow
By Anna Norris

Service industry could see change in wages

July 24, 2014 Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Minimum wage is on a steady incline for workers in New York. Those being tipped for their services could also see a change in the future.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on a wage board to review and make recommendations for wages of service workers around the state.

One of the members of the board is former Broome County Executive Timothy Grippen.

Cuomo said currently, tipped workers are paid a base rate. Their tips are then added to that pay and the total must equal or exceed minimum wage.

With minimum wage going up to to $8.75 on December 31, the board will ensure that tipped workers will continue to meet that requirement.

If not, Cuomo said changes need to be made. Final determinations will be made by February of 2015.

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