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Half Shell Oyster House and Rack House Steaks Raises Minimum Wage of Non-Tipped Employees

New $12 minimum wage is effective beginning Thursday, April 15 for non-tipped employees

Half Shell Oyster House and Rack House Steaks & Spirits has implemented a $12 minimum wage for all non-tipped employees beginning Thursday, April 15. The $12 minimum wage applies to tipped employees when they are performing non-tipped duties such as expediting and opening duties. 

“We believe we have a custodial responsibility to those who work for us. The food on the table that our employees’ children eat is our responsibility and quite frankly they just can’t afford it at $7.25 an hour. A year ago, we raised our minimum wage to $11.00 an hour and we feel by raising it again this year that we are better paralleling the needs of our staff,” says Vice President of Operations & Human Resources Kevin Fish.

Half Shell Oyster House and Rack House Steaks & Spirits is currently hiring at all locations and has implemented a companywide “Bring a Friend to Work” bounty program. Current employees who refer a friend to apply and complete training with us will receive $200, and if that new employee remains in our employ for 30 days the referring employee will receive $300.

All Half Shell Oyster House and Rack House Steaks & Spirits hourly employees are immediately eligible for free Employee Assistant Programs that offer 24/7 confidential online help for family, parenting, emotional, legal, financial, relationship and stress guidance. Opt-in coverages available include telemedicine, dental, vision, short term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge, and life insurance. Hourly employees after 30 days qualify for 401k and\or Roth IRA with a 50% match up to 4%. After one year of employment and working an average of 30 hours a week hourly employees become eligible for Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy.

Please apply online at https://www.halfshelloysterhouse.com/ or apply in person Monday-Friday from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at all locations. Please note location inside of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino does not open until 4:30p.m. Monday-Wednesday and opens at 11a.m. Thursday-Sunday. For a list of locations please visit https://www.halfshelloysterhouse.com/location.


Written by Kelsey Griffin

Coastal Mississippi native, University of South Alabama alumni, avid animal lover and enthusiastic coffee consumer. My brand = I'm always busy.


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