Labor Dept. Beats Trade Groups' Tip Rule Challenge

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday beat claims in Washington federal court that it hadn't given a trio of trade groups enough opportunity to comment on a rule that changed requirements that forced employers to notify tipped workers about their wage rates.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed a suit by the National Restaurant Association, the Council of State Restaurant Associations Inc. and the National Federation of Independent Business, which accused the DOL of violating the Administrative Procedure Act.

The groups argued that a...
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