A new Department of Labor regulation could require tipped restaurant workers to share their tips with employees more likely to earn an hourly wage, like cooks and dishwashers, which undermines the purpose of tipping.

The regulation states employers that claim a tip credit must ensure that a mandatory tip pool includes only workers who customarily and regularly receive tips, meaning cooks and dishwashers could not participate. An employer can take a tip credit toward its minimum wage obligation for tipped employees equal to the difference between the required cash wage, which is $2.13 minimum for servers, and the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

This editorial was written by Maddy McCarty, assistant managing editor of The Facts.

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Well thats how socialism works. Give your hard earned money to someone else that doesn't work as hard or at all.

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