Tag Archives: Tips

Ninth Circuit Deviates from Guidance and Other Authority on Tip Credits

We have previously discussed how the Department of Labor (DOL) often issues guidance to assist employers in applying and complying with the DOL’s various regulations. The federal courts generally follow this guidance when analyzing the related regulations, but they are not obligated to do so, as is evident from a recent ruling by the United … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Tips for Surviving OSHA Inspections—Part II

Last week, we outlined that OSHA’s proposed appropriations language revisions for FY 2017 may signal increased inspections, particularly PSM audits, for certain employers in Region 6, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.  Employers have an opportunity to get and stay prepared now for this possible inspection glut.  To that end, over the … Continue reading this entry

Labor Department Clarifies That Employees Own Their Tips

In recently finalized amendments to employment regulation 29 CFR § 531.52 (published on April 5, 2011) issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (the “Amended Rule”), the Labor Department further clarified its position with respect to tip credits under 29 CFR § 531 and employees’ ownership rights over their tips.… Continue reading this entry