NCLEJ Opposes Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule Allowing Employers to Keep Workers’ Tips

NCLEJ is opposing a U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule that would allow employers to keep workers’ tips. The proposed rule would rescind 2011 regulations confirming that under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tips are the property of the employee who earned them. Poverty rates for tipped workers are more than twice as high as rates for working people overall. Women—disproportionately women of color—represent nearly two-thirds of tipped workers nationwide. The proposed regulation would allow employers to take money from workers who need their hard-earned wages. Read NCLEJ’s comments opposing this regulation here.