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DOL Crafts Rule on Tipped Wages After Pausing Trump Effort (1)

March 17, 2021, 1:46 PM; Updated: March 17, 2021, 5:42 PM

The U.S. Labor Department is moving to propose a revision to regulations governing tipped workers’ wages, setting up a potential withdrawal of the Trump administration’s late-term rule that the restaurant industry had championed.

DOL’s Wage and Hour Division has transmitted to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs a new proposal that would revisit a rule finalized in December—which has yet to take effect—that would give businesses permission to pay tipped workers the lower hourly wage of $2.13 per hour when performing tasks that don’t generate gratuities. The agency last month delayed the effective date of that ...

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