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Dana Nessel joins federal lawsuit to safeguard tipped workers

AG Dana Nessel
Posted at 4:14 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:39:50-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is joining other attorneys general to impede the Trump administration’s attempt to permit employers to withhold their employees’ tips.

A U.S. Department of Labor rule strives to terminate the “80/20 Rule,” which is a rule that guarantees workers who are paid $3.67 an hour spend 80% of their on-the-clock time performing duties that customers normally tip, according to the Michigan Attorney General’s office.

"This rule stands to hurt at least 100,000 service workers in Michigan who rely heavily on tips to care for their families,” says Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “The pandemic has already caused an uphill battle for the service industry, and finalizing a rule that further impedes their ability to earn a living is unconscionable.”

Read the full lawsuit here.

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