Labor

The Trump Administration Wants to Take Servers' Tip Money Right Out of Their Pockets

The Labor Department plans to scrap an Obama-era rule protecting waiters and waitresses.

Photo Credit: US Department of Labor / Flickr

If the Trump administration has its way, the tip you leave your waiter or waitress could end up in the pocket of the restaurant owner instead of the person who served you. This week, Trump’s Labor Department proposed rescinding an Obama-era rule that made the logical point that tips are the property of the servers and…

Christine Owens is the Executive Director at the National Employment Law Project.

Sharon Block is Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She was Counselor to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and led the policy office, among other positions at the Labor Department and the White House during the Obama Administration.Sharon Block is Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She was Counselor to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and led the policy office, among other positions at the Labor Department and the White House during the Obama Administration.