Tony Lovato, a server at The Rind, grinds pepper for a lunch customer on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Lovato has been a waiter for 25 years in Sacramento. Sacramento City Council prepares to vote Oct. 27 on a gradual minimum wage increase to $12.50 an hour over the next five years, well above the state-mandated $9 hourly wage. That worries many restaurant owners, and they’re supporting a “carve-out” clause that excludes people from the wage hike if their total compensation exceeds $15 an hour.
Tony Lovato, a server at The Rind, grinds pepper for a lunch customer on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Lovato has been a waiter for 25 years in Sacramento. Sacramento City Council prepares to vote Oct. 27 on a gradual minimum wage increase to $12.50 an hour over the next five years, well above the state-mandated $9 hourly wage. That worries many restaurant owners, and they’re supporting a “carve-out” clause that excludes people from the wage hike if their total compensation exceeds $15 an hour. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Tony Lovato, a server at The Rind, grinds pepper for a lunch customer on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Lovato has been a waiter for 25 years in Sacramento. Sacramento City Council prepares to vote Oct. 27 on a gradual minimum wage increase to $12.50 an hour over the next five years, well above the state-mandated $9 hourly wage. That worries many restaurant owners, and they’re supporting a “carve-out” clause that excludes people from the wage hike if their total compensation exceeds $15 an hour. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

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