WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRON/CNN) — The Trump administration is proposing a labor department rule change for workers who earn tips.
It would let employers ask workers earning at least the federal minimum wage to share tips with co-workers who do not.
The controversial part is a line in the document that says managers can use workers’ tips to make structural improvements or lower menu prices.
Critics say that provision would allow employers to essentially pocket their workers’ tip money.
The labor department says it will help employees who don’t collect gratuities.
Monday’s proposed rule change reverses an Obama-era rule that tips could only be pooled among employees who all earned gratuities.
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