Gardere labor and employment attorney Jessica Glatzer Mason spoke with Law360 on various federal employment rules that were stymied in 2017 due to President Trump’s deregulation initiatives.
The publication reported that one of the key regulatory developments from the year is the DOL’s proposal to roll back a 2011 rule that considered tips the property of the employee who receives them, regardless of whether their employer uses tips to fulfill minimum wage requirements. According to the article, when asked about the tip pool reversal, Mason responded that one concern voiced by employee advocates over the new proposal is whether it has the potential to create quid pro quo situations in which restaurant managers withhold tips unless they receive sexual favors in return. Mason then added that the DOL is likely “to clean that up” in its final rule and not leave any ambiguity.
Mason represents employers and executives in their labor and employment litigation pre-trial, trial and appellate matters around the U.S. and before administrative agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.
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