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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Employer-Friendly Proposed Rule for Tip Provisions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed tip-pooling rule that would give certain employers more flexibility in distributing pooled tips. Under the proposed rule, employers who do not take a tip credit and pay employees the full minimum wage may include employees who are not customarily and regularly tipped employees, such as back-of-house employees like dishwashers and cooks, in a mandatory tip pool.

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California and New York Ban Employment Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles

This summer, California and New York became the first states to ban discrimination in employment based on natural hairstyles. The California and New York legislation, both titled the CROWN Act (“Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair”), amend California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the New York Human Rights Law (NYHRL) by…

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