On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new proposed rule related to when an employer may take a tip credit and pay a lower minimum wage to tipped employees performing so-called tipped and non-tipped duties. The proposed rule appeared in the Federal Register on June 23, 2021 and is open
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
U.S. DOL Announces Proposed Rule to Partially Rescind Tip Pool Regulations
By Jeffrey (Jeff) H. Ruzal on
Posted in DOL Enforcement, Tipped Employees
Federal regulations have long provided that employees whose wages are subject to a tip credit must retain all tips they receive, with the exception that customarily tipped employees — i.e. front-of the-house service employees — are permitted to share in tips received.
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) amended its tip regulations to…