Feb 05, 2018

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General initiates an audit of the Wage and Hour Division’s rulemaking process for rescinding protections for tipped workers.

Upon learning that senior officials at the DOL ordered an economic analysis to be concealed from the public, the OIG announced a plan to review the agency’s rulemaking process. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that employers would pocket $5.8 billion of workers’ tips under the Trump administration’s proposed “tip stealing” rule; the DOL’s analysis has been suppressed.

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