05/12/2014 08:38 am ET Updated May 12, 2014

The Minimum Wage Loophole That's Screwing Over Waiters And Waitresses

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As Republicans stonewall President Obama's initiative to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2016, some state lawmakers have taken the matter into their own hands, passing legislation that increases the salaries for America's most vulnerable workers. But there's one group that is still largely left out of the minimum wage battle: people who work for tips.

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