In the waning days of the 2019 legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers passed bipartisan legislation seeking to clarify state law relative to the so-called 80/20 rule. In essence, the bill would have codified what the state labor department had been advising businesses for years – that for workers with blended duties (functions for which they receive tips as well as some for which they do not) a reduced tipped wage could be paid for all work hours so long as 80% of their time was spent on tasks that generate tips. Governor Ned Lamont vetoed the legislation prompting House leaders to threaten a veto override, but ultimately agreeing with the Senate to pursue a compromise resolution. The issue came to the forefront as a dozen class action lawsuits had been filed against restaurant owners by employees claiming they were illegally being a tip credit according to the 80/20 rule in violation of state law. Legislative leaders hope to reach a compromise with the Governor on the issue over the next several weeks.