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Higher pay may be on the way

Legislators strike a deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018

By Derrick DePledge and Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii's lowest-paid workers could soon get a raise after state House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday to gradually increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by January 2018.</p>
<p>The bill would also expand a tip credit to 75 cents, but businesses would not be able to deduct the tip credit unless workers earn at least $7 an hour above the minimum wage, up from 50 cents.</p>
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Hawaii's lowest-paid workers could soon get a raise after state House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday to gradually increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by January 2018.

The bill would also expand a tip credit to 75 cents, but businesses would not be able to deduct the tip credit unless workers earn at least $7 an hour above the minimum wage, up from 50 cents. Login for more...



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