Employers will soon face stricter financial penalties for keeping their employees’ tips under a final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on September 24, 2021. Section 3(m)(2)(B) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibits employers—including “managers and supervisors”—from keeping employees’ tips “for any purposes,” regardless of whether employers claim a tip credit.
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On June 23, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would create greater limitations on an employer’s ability to take a tip credit under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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