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Labor Nominee Pressed on Tip Pool Dust-Up by Sen. Warren (1)

Sept. 24, 2018, 6:02 PM; Updated: Sept. 24, 2018, 9:34 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told the person nominated to be assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor that she has “serious questions” about his fitness for the job.

Warren told Bryan Jarrett, acting chief of the Wage and Hour Division, that she’s “alarmed” by two WHD initiatives undertaken during his tenure: a change in rules that cover tipped-employee wages and a pilot program that lets employers self-report wage-and-hour violations. Both efforts “threaten the DOL’s ability to fully enforce” federal law, Warren said in a Sept. 21 letter to Jarrett.

The DOL issued a statement saying it supports Jarrett’s ...

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