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 […]

New pay rule boon for workers, better pay far outweighs ‘prestige loss’

Associate professor Adam Seth Litwin of Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, comments on the overtime change that will impact an estimated 12 million workers under a federal Department of Labor regulation. Salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually will be guaranteed overtime for work time exceeding 40 hours per week. The current threshold is […]