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DOL reasserts restaurants’ rights to a tip credit for side work

The reissue of guidelines tossed in 2009 are expected to shield full-service establishments from lawsuits alleging underpayment of servers.

Workforce

Court clears the way for servers to sue for full minimum wage

The decision could require restaurants to forego the tip credit for side work and untipped activities.

Little-noticed ripples on the labor front hold profound implications for foodservice employers.

A majority of the city’s ruling council have co-sponsored a bill that would reverse last month’s ballot measure.

The portion of servers’ wages paid by restaurant employers will rise to $15 an hour.

As if supply and demand weren’t enough of a labor problem for restaurants, along comes a pummeling from unions and their fellow travelers, including the vote by a Burgerville unit's staff to unionize.

The go-ahead, applicable only to operations that don’t take a tip credit, was issued with little notice this week.

The consent agreement settles a three-year action brought by the Department of Labor.

The measure expressly prohibits employers from keeping tips when sharing gratuities with back-of-house staff.

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