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Tip-Pooling Will Cost Workers Billions, According to Hidden DOL Data

Senior officials “ordered staff to revise the data methodology to lessen the expected impact” As the debate around tip pooling continues, new evidence shows the Department of Labor hid data from the public that revealed its proposed regulations would cost restaurant workers billions of dollars, Bloomberg Law reports. The DOL reportedly conducted an analysis indicating that, if tip pooling was made legal again — that is, if restaurant owners were allowed to collect servers’ tips and redistribute them as they see fit, including being allowed to pocket them — it would transfer billions of dollars’ worth of gratuities from workers to business owners.
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