Labor Secretary Weighs in on Tip Pooling

From: Society for Human Resources Management

By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, SHRM-SCP, J.D.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says he backs legislation that would prevent employers from taking tips from workers.

I fully support a provision that says establishments should not be permitted to keep any portion of a tip,” he said at a March 6 U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing. He suggested, however, that such a directive should come from Congress in the form of legislation, and not as a rule from his agency.

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