NRA petitions Supreme Court to hear tip-sharing case

January 19, 2017

The National Restaurant Association on Thursday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to existing laws that prevent cooks and dishwashers from sharing in tips.

The case, dubbed National Restaurant Association et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et al., is brought in partnership with the state restaurant associations in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

The case stems from an ongoing court battle within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over tip sharing. Despite divided opinions in the courts, the Department of Labor prohibits tip sharing with workers who don’t customarily or regularly receive tips, like cooks, dishwashers, chefs