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DOL Asks to Delay Response in Lawsuit Over Tips Guidance

Nov. 12, 2018, 3:31 PM

The U.S. Labor Department asked a judge for more time to respond to a lawsuit challenging its now-abandoned approach to workers who earn tips.

The National Restaurant Association’s legal arm, the Restaurant Law Center, filed the lawsuit in July. It challenges internal DOL guidance for wage-and-hour enforcement personnel in how to approach employers that take advantage of a provision in the federal minimum wage law that lets a business count tips from customers toward the minimum wage it’s required to pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act provision has the effect of letting an employer pay a worker as little as...

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