New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, issued an order last month announcing that by December 31, 2020, tipped workers will receive the minimum wage regardless of how much they make in tips. This will affect more than 70,000 tipped workers in the state, including hairdressers, nail salon employees, valet parking attendants, etc. It will not, however, include restaurant workers which, according to restaurant worker groups, is a good thing.

And a little further south, a measure to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour has officially made the ballot in Florida for November.