While new laws regarding Paid FMLA and Sexual Harassment Training have been receiving the majority of the press on the most recent legislative term at the General Assembly, one bill that passed in the waning hours will have a significant impact for restaurants in Connecticut.

House Bill 5001, which awaits the Governor’s signature at

Last week, the federal government passed its new budget proposal, which included an amendment of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to protect the rights of tipped workers. Prior to this law, tip sharing rules were governed by DOL wage and hour regulations.

The new law is in direct opposition to a proposed Department of