On Dec. 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to amend employee tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The final rule was scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2021; however, on Feb. 26, 2021, the DOL delayed
the rule’s effective date to April 30, 2021
Portions Approved to Take Effect
After reviewing the rule for consistency with law and policy, the DOL announced that it will allow provisions that increase worker protections and earnings to take effect in April, including provisions that: