Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2018, 2:08 PM

Restaurant Industry Sues Labor Dept. Over Tipped Wage Policy

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Trump Labor Department’s battle with the restaurant industry over tipped employee wages now enters a new legal frontier.

The Restaurant Law Center sued the DOL late July 6 for maintaining an Obama administration enforcement policy that mandated that tipped workers be paid the full minimum wage for the time they spend on tasks that don’t generate tips, provided those side duties make up at least 20 percent of their weekly hours. The RLC, the litigation arm of the National Restaurant Association, is asking a federal court in Texas to invalidate the policy as arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative ...

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