Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Monday, March 29, 2004

What If You Didn't Know What the Minimum Wage Was, and No One Could Tell You?

Well then you would probably be a restaurant owner in New Mexico. Confusion on what to pay for tipped employees is in a legislative muddle in the Land of Enchantment. The Albuquerque Business Journal has the story. The most amazing part of the story? From the state administrator:
There haven't been any claims by workers for the higher wage in the two years that the mistake has been law, but that could change. "It's a potential problem and almost any day someone is going to come in with a wage claim, having been paid $2.12 an hour and wanting $2.57 from their employer," Bachelor says.
Any bets on how long after this article is widely circulated that it takes?

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