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The Future of Tip Credits after the Dual Jobs Final Rule: What Now? Critical Operator Questions Answered

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas recently denied the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Law Center and Texas Restaurant Association’s emergency motion seeking to enjoin nationwide enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule regulating when employers may take a tip credit against their employees’ wages under federal law.

The DOL’s changes to the regulations pose significant practical challenges for operators seeking to take a tip credit and, if not followed, could result in costly litigation and significant liability.

On Thursday, March 10, Greenberg Traurig attorneys Riley Lagesen, Chair, Global Restaurant Industry Group; Jason Jendrewski, Shareholder, Global Labor & Employment Practice; and Alicia Voltmer, Shareholder, Global Labor and Employment Practice; and Angelo I. Amador, Executive Director of the Restaurant Law Center and Senior Vice President & Regulatory Counsel of the National Restaurant Association discussed the following topics:

  • Why should operators be concerned about the Dual Jobs Final Rule?
  • What steps can operators take to mitigate risk?
  • What are the potential consequences to operators for violating the new rule?
  • Was the February 22 ruling the “final word” or is the rule still subject to challenge?

Webinar Recording: Click here to view the recording.