Attention (Again) California Restaurant Employers: Congress Changes the Tip Pool Rules

Author: Sean Gentry Earlier in the year, we reported that the Department of Labor was proposing to rescind prior Federal restrictions on tip-pool arrangements, and that we expect a related decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on those rules. In a somewhat unexpected turn, Congress decided to directly intervene on the tip-sharing agreements under the Fair Labor Standards Act as a part of a recently-passed spending bill. Under the new federal law, employers with regularly tipped employees may include a … Continued