Labor Department Plan Could Let the Boss Pocket the Tip

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Under an administration proposal, employers could use workers’ tips for essentially any purpose, as long as the workers were directly paid at least the federal minimum wage. Credit Jay Paul for The New York Times

Reprinted from The New York Times by  on February 4, 2017.

The Trump administration is moving to give restaurants and other employers more control over workers’ tips. But critics have denounced the plan as legalizing wage theft and accuse the administration of suppressing evidence that lends credence to the charge.

In December, the administration announced a proposal to undo portions of a 2011 regulation that blocked employers from collecting tips and distributing them to anyone other than the workers who customarily receive them.

Under the new proposal, for which the public comment period ends on Monday, employers could use workers’ tips for essentially any purpose, as long as the workers were directly paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. …

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