Missouri Democrats Seek $8.25 Minimum Wage In 2015

Photo by Nicole Lunger
Photo by Nicole Lunger

Missouri’s minimum-wage workers received a small bump in pay to $7.50 an hour, 25 cents above the federal minimum wage rate, on Wednesday, but a larger one could arrive next year from lawmakers in Jefferson City.

House Bill No. 1098 was pre-filed in December by 27 Democrat representatives and would raise the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The bill would also provide a boost to the way workers who receive tips are paid. Employers currently must pay tipped workers a minimum of 50 percent of the minimum wage, which comes to $3.75 an hour. The bill would increase tipped workers’ share to 60 percent of the minimum wage.

Read more from the St. Joseph News-Press


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