Braun warns $15 minimum wage could hurt restaurant industry

first_img Google+ Pinterest Braun warns $15 minimum wage could hurt restaurant industry IndianaLocalNews Twitter By Jon Zimney – February 20, 2021 2 268 Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians) In an upstairs lounge area at Tavern on South in downtown Indianapolis, Sen. Mike Braun (R) spoke with restaurant owners who face the probability of more changes to the way their businesses operate. One of those changes could have an effect on the livelihoods of servers and tipped employees.“Restaurants and hotels in particular right noe are hanging on by a thread,” said Patrick Tamm, president and CEO of the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association, one of the people sitting at the table with Braun. “What they’re talking about in the ‘Raise the Wage Act’ is a complete misnomer. This would eliminate wages, reduce wages in half, if not more, for many tipped employees.”That piece of legislation being put together in the U.S. House, is meant to give as many as 32 million people a raise by gradually bringing the federal minimum wage up to $15 per hour.A summary from the Dept. of Labor, says the bill would not eliminate tips for servers, but would eliminate the subminimum tip wage. That means that servers would be guaranteed to be paid minimum wage, potentially forcing restaurants to change how they operate because of the added cost.Right now, restaurants can more easily afford to employ servers, paying them a little over $2 per hour, with the server’s pay being made up in tips.“Our servers in a restaurant, our tipped employees consistently make more than $15 an hour,” said Tamm.”Tipped employees rely on those tips to make $30 an hour, make $25 an hour. But, they make significantly more than $15 an hour.”With employees costing more, restaurant owners may be forced to employ fewer people.Braun said he believes the plan to raise the minimum wage is a one-size-fits-all approach that won’t work because the cost of living is different in different places across the country.“Some of the highest wages out there are through the tipped wage method,” he said. “If you went to the forced minimum wage that didn’t incorporate the tipped wage concept, you’d add a ton of fixed costs to the restaurant. Most owners are talking about having to change their format.”He said he believes it’s an example of the government trying to fix something that isn’t broken.“The restaurant business, on top of having this thrown at them, has been the category most ravaged by a lot of the bureaucratic approaches to addressing COVID from the get-go.”Braun said he believes with a few Democratic votes against the “Raise the Wage Act”, that it will die in the Senate. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleLaPorte County man jailed after Valentine’s Day stabbingNext articleIMS President: Still too early too tell about fans at The 500 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Dybala undergoes Juventus medical tests

first_imgPaulo Dybala has returned to Juventus for medical tests after finally recovering from coronavirus. Dybala had been suffering from COVID-19 since March, but a double swab test earlier this week came back negative. He appeared at J Medical on Friday afternoon for a routine medical lasting a couple of hours and could be allowed to train alone at Continassa tomorrow. Loading… Read Also: FIFA, IFAB approve five substitutions per match, VAR optional Corriere dello Sport quoted the Argentina forward as telling Juve fans on his way out of the facility: “I’m fine.” The 26-year-old scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists for the Bianconeri before the season stopped. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWondering What And When Will Finally Be The Undoing Of Us?7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A RoleWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Black History Celebration set for next week

first_imgInimgba says there was a smaller-scale celebration held last year, but it wasn’t well attended. He says he hopes the estimated $12,000 celebration will attract new faces to the event. [asset|aid=2551|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8070f4d051afe69bb14c3fe5d07fed35-Inigmba 1_1_Pub.mp3] The city has granted $2,000 towards the celebration, and the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel has contributed as well.While Inimgba didn’t say where the funding is at right now, he says donations are still needed.Advertisement The Pan African Caribbean Association of Fort St. John is gearing up for its first major Black History celebration.At a media conference on Friday, Spokesperson Clifford Inimgba outlined the events set for the 25th to 27th.On Thursday, a soccer game will kick things off at the North Peace Secondary School’s gym from 5:00p.m. until 6:30p.m.Then on Friday, there will be a presentation on the how African immigrants initially arrived in Northeast B.C. That discussion will be held at the Northern Lights College from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.Finally on Saturday, there will be an African-Caribbean Dinner and Dance at the North Peace Cultural Centre, with a special keynote speaker.Advertisement For more information on the event, call Donald at 250-787-0279. Photo: Clifford Inigmba announces the celebrations set for next week’s Black History event, at the Northern Lights College on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/ By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – last_img read more