DOL Proposes Rolling Back Obama-Era 'Tip Pool' Rule

By Braden Campbell (December 4, 2017, 11:30 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed rolling back a rule that blocks employers from taking some service workers' tips to share with non-tipped staff, citing Supreme Court petitions regarding the controversial Obama-era rule and uncertainty about the agency's authority to issue it.

The Department of Labor said Monday it has concerns over the "tip regulations as applied to employers that pay the full federal minimum wage to their tipped employees." (Law360) The notice of proposed rulemaking, set to be published in Tuesday's Federal Register, would rescind the portion of the agency's so-called tip-pool rule that stops employers from redistributing...

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