The DOL recently withdrew three opinion letters addressing independent contractors and tipped employees. President Biden has differed from the Trump administration on both topics and has expressed a desire to adopt a different independent contractor test and eliminate the tipped minimum wage altogether (in conjunction with raising the federal minimum wage to $15). The DOL also announced a final rule delaying portions of the 2020 Tip final rule, with the remainder of the 2020 Tip final rule becoming effective April 30, 2021.
Business Takeaway: A reminder of the significance of a change in administration with respect to developments in labor and employment law. Contact Adam at 414-446-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions pertaining to independent contractors and/or the tipped minimum wage.