Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 67681-67682 [2019-26788]

Download as PDF 67681 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 238 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 29 CFR Part 90 Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Parts 617 and 618 [Docket No. ETA–2019–0009] RIN 1205–AB78 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; notification of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this document to advise the public of an extension to the public comment period. Initially, the proposed rule established a public comment period from November 7, 2019 through December 9, 2019. The Department has extended the deadline for submitting public comments to December 11, 2019, due to a website outage. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published November 7, 2019, at 84 FR 60150 is extended. Send comments on or before December 11, 2019. SUMMARY: You may send comments, identified by Docket No. ETA–2019– 0009 and Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) 1205–AB78, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Instructions for how to submit public comments electronically on the Federal eRulemaking Portal can be found on the http://www.regulations.gov website under ‘‘Help’’ > ‘‘How to use Regulations.gov’’ > ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ • Mail: Heidi Casta, Deputy Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 5641, Washington, DC 20210. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Heidi Casta, Deputy Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 5641, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking or ‘‘RIN 1205–AB78.’’ Please submit your comments by only one method. Please be advised that the Department will post all comments received that relate to this NPRM without changes to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. The http://www.regulations.gov website is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal and all comments posted there are available and accessible to the public. Therefore, the Department recommends that commenters remove personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses included in their comments, as such information may become easily available to the public via the http://www.regulations.gov website. It is the responsibility of the commenter to safeguard personal information. Also, please note that due to security concerns, postal mail delivery in Washington, DC may be delayed. Therefore, the Department encourages the public to submit comments on http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov (search using RIN 1205–AB78 or Docket No. ETA–2019– 0009). The Department also will make all the comments it receives available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Office of Policy Development and Research (OPDR), U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210. If you need assistance to review the comments, the Department will provide appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of this PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 NPRM available, upon request, in large print and electronic file. To schedule an appointment to review the comments or obtain the NPRM in an alternative format or both, contact OPDR at (202) 693–3700 (this is not a toll-free number). You may also contact this office at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Casta, Deputy Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–3700 (voice) (this is not a tollfree number) or 1–800–326–2577 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). The ETA is extending the public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2019 (84 FR 60150), which established a public comment period from November 7, 2019 through December 9, 2019. The Department has extended the deadline for submitting public comments to December 11, 2019, due to the www.regulations.gov website outage. All substantive comments received by December 11, 2019, will be addressed in the final rule. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed at Washington, DC. John P. Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–26785 Filed 12–9–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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) Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: This document extends the period for submitting written comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS 67682 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cheryl M. Stanton, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division. [FR Doc. 2019–26788 Filed 12–9–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD 29 CFR Part 103 RIN 3142–AA16 Representation—Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships AGENCY: National Labor Relations Board. Notice of extension of time to submit comments. ACTION: The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations, specifically concerning the Board’s blocking charge policy, the voluntary recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry. On October 10, 2019, the date to submit comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended for 60 days. The date to submit comments to the Notice is now extended an additional 30 days. DATES: Comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking must be received by the Board on or before January 9, 2020. Comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the Board on or before January 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Internet—Federal eRulemaking Portal. Electronic comments may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov. Delivery—Comments should be sent by mail or hand delivery to: Roxanne Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street SE, Washington, DC 20570– 0001. Because of security precautions, the Board continues to experience delays in U.S. mail delivery. You should take this into consideration when preparing to meet the deadline for submitting comments. The Board encourages electronic filing. It is not necessary to send comments if they have been filed electronically with regulations.gov. If you send comments, the Board recommends that you confirm receipt of your delivered comments by contacting (202) 273–1940 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing impairments may call 1–866– 315–6572 (TTY/TDD). 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[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]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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.

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SUMMARY: This document extends the period for submitting written 
comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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(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]
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