Paul DeCamp Quoted in “Trump Administration Faces Audit of Proposed Rule That Could Let Bosses Keep Tips”

The Washington Post

Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in The Washington Post, in “Trump Administration Faces Audit of Proposed Rule That Could Let Bosses Keep Tips,” by Danielle Paquette.

Following is an excerpt:

The Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General said Monday it was launching a review of how Trump administration officials crafted a proposed rule that would allow employers to keep tips.

The move followed reports that the department had ignored an economic analysis that found such a measure would drain “billions” from workers’ pockets. ...

Paul DeCamp, a Washington lawyer who represents the National Restaurant Association and previously worked for the Bush administration’s Labor Department, said federal agencies must study the potential impact of major economic decisions under law, and the Labor Department appears to have met that standard.

“Agencies aren’t required to anticipate to the penny what effect a regulation would have on the economy or on groups or individuals,” he said.