DOL Proposes 30-Minute Cap For Tipped-Wage Side Work

Law360 (June 21, 2021, 12:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed scaling back the circumstances under which an employer may pay a lower minimum wage to workers who earn tips.

The DOL proposal would require paying standard minimum wage to workers who spend more than 30 minutes of uninterrupted time on side tasks that "directly support" tip-producing activity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The DOL proposed regulations that would create a new standard that says anybody who spends more than 30 minutes of uninterrupted time on side work that "directly supports" tip-producing activity must be paid standard minimum wage, rather than the lower tipped...

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