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Employers May be Able to Pocket Tips


The Department of Labor is seeking public comment until February 5, 2018 on a proposed regulation that will make tips the property of the employers and no longer the employees’ as long as the employees earn the federal minimum wage. This proposed regulation is likely to result in lower income for low-wage workers in the service industry. Stable, good incomes are important for workers to access healthy lifestyles. To learn more about the health impacts of low-wages, read our San Mateo County Low-wage Workers Profile.