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Restaurant Groups Sue to Block New DOL Rule On Tipped Worker Pay

Dec. 6, 2021, 9:42 PM

A Department of Labor rule requiring tipped workers get paid a higher minimum wage for time doing tasks that don’t produce tips drew a lawsuit from two restaurant-industry groups who say the agency overstepped its authority.

The new rule, which will take effect Dec. 28, would cause irreparable harm to thousands of restaurants and employees across the country, according to the complaint filed by the Restaurant Law Center and Texas Restaurant Association. The RLC is affiliated with the National Restaurant Association, which represents more than one million restaurants and food-service establishments across the country.

The groups asked the court to ...