U.S. Department of Labor Recognizes Firm’s Contribution to Tip Share Rules

Out of over 1,860 comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), we were the only law firm specifically mentioned in the Federal Register for representing employees. Chicago attorney Bolaños’ letter explains that:

an employer may only take a tip credit when tipped employees perform work that produces tips or a non-substantial amount of work that directly supports tip-producing work and defines “substantial amount of time” as more than 20 percent of all hours worked during the employee’s workweek or exceeding 30 continuous minutes.

Our correspondence to the DOL and the DOL’s publication is below.