posts tagged as Tipping

By Lisa Haffer | December 16, 2021

DOL Final Tip Regulations May Require Employers to Pay Full Federal Minimum Wage to Tipped Employees

The Department of Labor’s final tip rule is scheduled to take effect on December 28, 2021. As drafted, the final rule will limit the amount of time tipped employees can spend performing non-tip-producing work while still receiving cash... read more

By Lisa Haffer | April 20, 2018

Tip-Off on Tip Pooling: The Omnibus Spending Bill Amends the FLSA

The omnibus spending bill signed in March generated a lot of buzz, but not a lot of substantive coverage on the specific provisions. In fact, restaurant owners may be surprised to learn that the bill amended the FLSA’s tip pooling... read more

By Lisa Haffer | August 04, 2017

DOL Plans to Rescind Tip Pooling Regulations

In late July, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to repeal the 2011 regulations that limited tip pooling under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 C.F.R. 531.52 (2011). read more

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | November 20, 2015

Event Recap: Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

Last week, our team attended Restaurant Finance Monitor's annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, where we spent three days connecting with industry colleagues about all things restaurant finance, operations and... read more

By Lisa Haffer | November 05, 2015

Economic Considerations of Eliminating Restaurant Tips

Is the U.S. restaurant tipping model on its way out? Amid concerns over whether compensation for back-of-the-house and front-of-the-house employees is fair and how the push for raising minimum wage... read more

By Lisa Haffer | June 01, 2015

FICA Tip Credit under Fire on Capitol Hill and the White House

It's no secret that there's gridlock in Washington, but a Congressman and the White House have come together to agree on one issue: repeal of the FICA tip credit (IRC section 45B) as part of larger tax reform packages. read more

By Lisa Haffer | May 21, 2015

Tax Considerations Related to Tips vs. Service Charges

The recent IRS rules that redefined tips and service charges are still generating a great deal of questions from restaurants. Understanding how to implement these new rules when it comes to catering and delivery can be challenging. read more

By Lisa Haffer | March 19, 2015

Tip Income: Why Proper Recordkeeping is Important

In a recent court case, Sabolic v. Commissioner, a bartender’s daily tip log was found to be more persuasive than the IRS’ estimation of his unreported tip income. read more

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 10, 2015

Are the scales tipping towards no tipping?

There is a trend slowly picking up steam in the restaurant industry – and it has nothing to do with bacon, kale or cronuts. Across the country, from New York City to California, restaurants are adopting no-tip policies. read more

By Lisa Haffer | August 27, 2014

IRS Update on Service Charges vs. Tips

The IRS began enforcing the rule that service charges are considered part of an employee’s wage – not a tip – and are therefore subject to withholding and reporting requirements. read more