Authored by Noah Finkel and Cheryl A. Luce
Seyfarth Synopsis: New decision from Northern District of Georgia rejects the DOL’s interpretation of the FLSA tip credit law. Holds that the FLSA does not regulate tips received by employees who are paid at least minimum wage.
Imagine that you are a restaurateur. You employ servers and bartenders who receive tips, but … Continue Reading
Authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit served up some welcome relief for employers in Schaefer v. Walker Bros. Enterprises, in which the court rejected Plaintiff’s theory and affirmed a district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants.
Many employers, particularly in the hospitality … Continue Reading
Authored by Alex Passantino
All around the country, tipping practices have been coming under scrutiny. Restaurants increasingly have abandoned their use of tip credit — and tipping — partially due to a belief that a higher wage not tied to the fluctuations of tipping is better for morale and operations, and partially due to the complexities of dealing with wage … Continue Reading