Yet another change in the tipping rules as relates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will become effective just a few days after Christmas when the newest DOL Final Rule on paying tipped employees kicks in on December 28, 2021. These latest DOL regulations resurrect the 80/20 rule, whereby an employer can only take a tip credit on work that directly supports tip-producing work if it is less than 20 percent of all hours worked during the workweek. Further, the new rule requires that work directly supporting tip-producing work must be less than 30 continuous minutes in order to qualify for the tip credit. The tip credit rule has become somewhat of a political football over the past few presidential administrations as former President Obama tightened the rules on employers, former President Trump loosened the requirements a bit, and now the Biden administration is generally reverting many back to the Obama standards.