Trump Admin Coming for Worker Tips

January 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Issues, Recent Blog Posts, Workers Rights

Tennessee News Service reports on a rule change proposed by the Trump Administration that would change how tipped workers are compensated:

The Department of Labor wants to rescind Obama-era rules that barred employers from seizing their workers’ tips.

Researchers at the Economic Policy Institute found that the change could cost tipped workers overall $5.8 billion a year.

Study co-author Heidi Shierholz says women would take 80 percent of the hit.

“Tipped workers are going to see a huge hit to their take home pay, and employers will be enriched because the vast majority of tipped workers are women,” she states. “Because women earn lower wages, they are far more disproportionately harmed by this rule.”

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