Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2020, 1:26 PM

DOL Tips Rule Nears Release in Latest Eleventh-Hour Deregulation

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The restaurant industry’s years-long push for eased regulations on paying tipped workers for time spent on side work that doesn’t generate gratuities is closer to reality just as the Trump administration is about to exit.

The U.S. Labor Department has submitted a long-anticipated final rule to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in a notice appearing on the agency’s website Thursday. This is typically the final major step before the rule can be released to the public.

If finalized as proposed, the regulation would allow employers to pay tipped employees the lower minimum wage of ...

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