Labor Department Extends Comment Period For Tip Pooling Rule Amid Backlash Featured

  13 December 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is providing the public with more time to comment on its proposal to roll back an Obama-era rule that bans employers from pooling workers’ tips, following requests from House Democrats and worker advocates.

The DOL is extending the comment period from 30 to 60 days to give the public more time to comment on its proposal to change the Fair Labor Standards Act and allow employers to pool the tips of workers who make at least the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour. The rule has ignited a fight on Capitol Hill over fair wages and the tip ownership. Read more here.