The other problematic amendment from the House committee deals with the wages for tipped workers. The initial legislation called for tipped workers to be paid wages of at least 70 percent of the official minimum, up from the current standard of 50 percent. That, combined with the overall increase in the minimum wage, would have made for a large increase in guaranteed pay for restaurant workers and others, the impact of which requires careful consideration. But the House committee went to the opposite extreme, adopting language that would freeze the tipped wage at the current dollar amount of $3.63 an hour. Theoretically, businesses are required to ensure that tipped workers take home at least the minimum wage, but in practice, such a law is all but unenforceable. There is little question that if the bill is enacted in its current form, a measure designed to help low wage workers would actually set some of them further behind.