New Tip-Sharing Rules for Tipped Employees

New Tip-Sharing Rules for Tipped Employees

On March 27, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law Congress’s $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page omnibus budget bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.  Notably, on page 2,025, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act by addressing rules affecting tipped employees and tip ownership, and putting to rest a notice of proposed rule-making on the same subject.  The FLSA amendment left open many questions, some of which were answered on April 6th, when the Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-3.