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Update: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners Remains in Flux

Posted in Employment, Restaurants, Retail

This past April, we reported on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling which upheld a 2011 Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prohibits restaurants from instituting tip-pooling arrangements that include both front-of-house staff that are customarily and regularly tipped (such as waiters, waitresses, bellhops, and service bartenders) and back-of-house staff that are not customarily and regularly… Continue Reading

Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners-Remains in Flux

Posted in Restaurants, Retail

Restaurant owners with tipped employees should take note of several recent court cases which may affect their ability to cause restaurant employees to participate in “tip pooling,” particularly in instances where back-of-house employees are included in such tip pooling arrangements. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to fulfill part of their federal minimum… Continue Reading