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A Tip for Employers: Be Aware of How the Department of Labor Interprets Its Regulations

This story applies directly only to the restaurant industry, but it is a cautionary tale for every employer in Connecticut subject to the Department of Labor’s authority to write and interpret its regulations....more

Tips

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Employers who take the “tip credit” against wages of some or all of their employees....more

U.S. DOL Suffers Set Back on Tip-Pooling Regulations

A federal district court recently invalidated regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that prohibit employees from including non-tipped employees in a tip pool in certain situations. ...more

Court Partially Dismisses and Denies Conditional Certification In Tip-Credit Case

Anyone who has dined at a restaurant is aware of the importance of tipping, even if the exact rules, like the percentage and how it should be calculated, may be a bit fuzzy at times. From the standpoint of the restaurant,...more

Florida's Minimum Wage Increased for 2013

Florida is one of only 10 states which ties its minimum wage rate to the annual rate of inflation as reflected in the federal Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thus, every year the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity must...more

Florida May Change Wage Payments For Tipped Employees

On February 16th the Commerce and Tourism Committee of the Florida Senate reported favorably on a bill that would allow Florida employers to fundamentally alter the way that tipped employees are paid. Senate Bill 2106 is...more

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