Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67681-67682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26788]
Wage and Hour Division
29 CFR Parts 10, 516, 531, 578, 579, and 580
RIN 1235-AA21
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: This document extends the period for submitting written
comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
[[Page 67682]]
(NPRM) entitled ``Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA).'' The comment period now ends on December 11, 2019. The
Department of Labor (Department) is taking this action to provide
interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to an
outage causing most web browsers to refuse access to Regulations.gov
for a period of time.
DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published October 8,
2019, at 84 FR 53956, is extended. Comments should be received on or
before December 11, 2019.
ADDRESSES: To facilitate the receipt and processing of written comments
on this NPRM, the Department encourages interested persons to submit
their comments electronically. You may submit comments, identified by
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA21, by either of the
following methods:
    Electronic Comments: Follow the instructions for submitting
comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov.
    Mail: Address written submissions to Amy DeBisschop, Director of
the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and
Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: This NPRM is available through the Federal Register
and the http://www.regulations.gov website. You may also access this
document via the Wage and Hour Division's (WHD) website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/. All comment submissions must include the agency name
and Regulatory Information Number (RIN 1235-AA21) for this NPRM.
Response to this NPRM is voluntary. The Department requests that no
business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or
personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this
NPRM. Submit only one copy of your comment by only one method (e.g.,
persons submitting comments electronically are encouraged not to submit
paper copies). Please be advised that comments received will become a
matter of public record and will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All
comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the date indicated for
consideration in this NPRM; comments received after the comment period
closes will not be considered. Commenters should transmit comments
early to ensure timely receipt prior to the close of the comment
period. Electronic submission via http://www.regulations.gov enables
prompt receipt of comments submitted as DOL continues to experience
delays in the receipt of mail in our area. For access to the docket to
read background documents or comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy DeBisschop, Director of the
Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour
Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not
a toll-free number). Copies of this NPRM may be obtained in alternative
formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by
calling (202) 693-0675 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD
callers may dial toll-free 1 (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or
request materials in alternative formats.
    Questions of interpretation and/or enforcement of the agency's
regulations may be directed to the nearest WHD district office. Locate
the nearest office by calling the WHD's toll-free help line at (866)
4US-WAGE ((866) 487-9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local time
zone, or log onto WHD's website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm
for a nationwide listing of WHD district and area offices.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 8, 2019, the Department published
an NPRM and request for comments in the Federal Register (84 FR 53956),
proposing to amend its tip regulations to address Congressional action
related to amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The
Department also proposes to codify policy regarding the tip credit's
application to employees who performed tipped and non-tipped duties.
This NPRM also withdraws the Department's December 5, 2017 NPRM
proposing changes to the Department's tip regulations, as the
Consolidated Appropriations Act has superseded it.
Cheryl M. Stanton,
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-26788 Filed 12-9-19; 4:15 pm]