Paul DeCamp Quoted in “Justices Turn Away Tip Pool Suits After Congress Steps In”

Law360

Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Law360, in “Justices Turn Away Tip Pool Suits After Congress Steps In,” by Braden Campbell. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away two appeals challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2011 rule barring businesses from making tipped workers share their gratuities with nontipped workers such as dishwashers, declining the cases after Congress pulled parts of the rule in this year’s federal spending bill. …

Epstein Becker Green attorney Paul DeCamp, who represents the National Restaurant Association, told Law360 the denial was “not especially surprising,” pointing to the March amendment and statements by current DOL officials repudiating the Obama-era rule.

“The court may have felt that we had already won as a practical matter and thus that there is no purpose to be served by remanding to the Ninth Circuit,” DeCamp said in an email. His co-counsel, Angelo Amador of the Restaurant Law Center, said the denial is “further confirmation” that the March amendment and a 2013 injunction they won in Oregon federal court “are sufficient to end the debate.”