Employers that utilize the “tip credit” under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, or whose employees receive tips, should carefully consider regulatory changes that were proposed by USDOL today.
As the summer comes to a close, USDOL’s continued momentum ensures a busy fall for employers. While we await the details, one thing is clear – employers should take these three steps right now.
The USDOL has removed the infamous "20% Rule" from its Field Operations Handbook, but employers should be mindful of its disjointed approach to revisions across and within agency materials.
Here is a handy summary of the minimum wage increases applicable to most employers in the coming year.
Legislation has been introduced that would ultimately more-than-double the FLSA's minimum wage from today's $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.
There is no such thing as an FLSA "subminimum wage for tipped workers".
Tipped-worker employers should immediately respond to the misleading "tipped minimum wage" PR campaign.