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DOL “Tips” the Scale in Favor of Restaurant Employers by Ending 20 Tip Credit Rule
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently published an Opinion Letter (FLSA-2018-27) reissuing its January 16, 2009 guidance (Opinion Letter


New Tip Pooling Guidelines For Employers
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

The recent passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (“H.R. 1625”), an 878-page omnibus spending bill, significantly changes the rules


Pregnant Bartender Will Not Wear Hot Pants? Fired!
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2018

Another pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in the news. Seems like I’m writing this every day. A sports bar in Texas just settled with the EEOC for $24


Introducing the Tip Income Protection Act: Congress’s Misguided Attempt to Turn the FLSA Into a Wage Payment Law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

We have been covering the saga of a controversial 2011 DOL regulation that gave employees the right to receive tips even when they were paid the


DOL Expresses Interest in Banning “Tip-Skimming”
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

The practice of “tip-pooling,” which refers to the sharing of tips between “front-of-house” staff (servers, waiters, bartenders) and “back-of-house”


The DOL Serves Up a Major Overhaul of its Tip-Sharing Regulations
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

Citing a “significant amount of private litigation,” recent changes in state wage laws, and “independent and serious concerns” of public policy, the U


Update: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners Remains in Flux
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

This past April, we reported on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling which upheld a 2011 Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prohibits restaurants from


How to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’ at your workplace functions this silly season
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 28 2017

As the year draws to a close and festive cheer begins to spread, the many potential pitfalls of the silly season workplace social calendar are once


Here’s a Tip, Minnesota: Discharging Employees for Refusing to Share Gratuities is Prohibited
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 17 2017

Discharging an employee for refusing to share tips is illegal under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA), according to the Supreme Court of


Ninth Circuit Cooks Up Rejection of Servers’ Claims and Sends DOL’s 20 Tip Credit Rule Back to the Kitchen, Creating Circuit Split
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

The Ninth Circuit has created a circuit split by rejecting the DOL’s interpretation of FLSA regulations on use of the tip credit to pay regularly