NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CHANGES TO THE HOSPITALITY WAGE ORDER
In addition to the increase in minimum wage, the DOL will also allow employers to mandate whether tip sharing or tip pooling takes place within their establishment. Previously, restaurant operators could mandate tip sharing but not tip pooling. The recommendations also relieve restaurant operators from having to pay for laundering of uniforms, providing they are of the wash and wear type. Restaurants will also be able to share in the proceeds from Administrative Charges, providing they clearly indicate to customers where the money will go.