Two federal agencies this week again extended the public comment period on pending regulations. The comment period on the proposed DOL amended tip-pooling rule, which was scheduled to end this past Monday was extended by the Wage and Hour Division due to an outage on the federal website, After the outage was resolved, the comment period closed on Wednesday, December 11. The rule would rescind the Obama administration’s 80/20 policy which required tipped employees to spend at least 80% of their time performing tipped wage duties for employers to pay the lower tipped wage. For different reasons, the NLRB delayed the comment deadline on the pending rule governing the elections process under the National Labor Relations Act until January 23, 2020. Questions raised by Bloomberg Law about the data used to justify a portion of the proposed rule prompted the agency to extend the scheduled January 9, 2020 deadline an additional 2 weeks.   The pending rule would govern the process in union representation elections where charges of interference have been filed.