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DOL/WHD RIN: 1235-AA21 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 

In the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress amended multiple provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to an employer's use of its employees tips and additionally provided that portions of the Department's 2011 rule regarding tips shall have no further force or effect until any future action taken by the Department.  In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Department will align its regulations with the recent statutory changes.  

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 531    29 CFR 10    29 CFR 516    29 CFR 578    29 CFR 579    29 CFR 580   
Legal Authority: Fair Labor Standards Act    29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.    29 U.S.C. 203(m)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/05/2017  82 FR 57395   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/15/2017  82 FR 59562   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  02/05/2018 
NPRM  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melissa Smith
Director, Regulations, Legislation and Interpretations
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-3502,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0406
Fax:202 693-1387