Labor Department proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

Labor Department proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

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The Labor Department on Monday opened 30 days of public comment on its proposal to eliminate an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers.

The Labor Department said in a statement that the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff, like cooks and dishwashers. The Trump administration stopped enforcing the Obama rule nationwide when it first announced the proposal in July.

The department said formal publication of its proposal kicks off the 30-day public comment period.




Image: A waitress serves customers

A waitress serves customers in New York in May 2013.