POSTED: 5:43 p.m. HST, Apr 8, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 6:23 p.m. HST, Apr 8, 2014
State House lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that will raise the minimum wage in Hawaii.
In its current form, the bill raises Hawaii's minimum wage by 50 cents beginning next year and by 75 cents a year until it hits $10 an hour in 2018.
It doubles the existing tip credit to 50 cents but restricts it to employees whose wages and tips together exceed the minimum wage by at least $7 an hour. The tip credit is the amount an employer can withhold from the wages of a worker who also earns tips.
However, the measure's details may still have to be hammered out in conference with the Senate.
Hawaii's minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2007.