Transparency is key in proposed changes to tipping rules

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to the way workplaces can share tips among its workers. The proposal, which would allow sharing the tip pool with employees who do not traditionally receive tips – such as cooks or dish washers, is seen as a way to tackle wage disparities by de-regulating the […]

Fast food worker struggles a symptom of national economic disease

In light of fast-food workers taking to the streets today over low wages, Robert C. Hockett, financial and economic law expert and professor of law at Cornell University, argues that the wage-cutting arms race harms everyone, and suggests making a living wage the minimum wage. Hockett says: “It is fitting that fast-food workers have begun strikes […]