Although it seems we’ve been advising on the changes – and changes back – regarding the federal tip credit rules for quite some time, there is still news to report. Last week, along with the Texas Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Law Center (NRA) filed an emergency motion seeking a temporary injunction against the implementation of the most recent “Final Rule” on the subject from the Department of Labor. The two groups have other litigation already pending against the rule and want the court to enjoin the new regulation until such time as their ongoing challenge is adjudicated. Among the major concerns the NRA has raised over the new tip credit rule are significant time-keeping issues for employers as well as scheduling difficulties and potential underpaid wages claims resulting from the challenges associated with calculating wages and overtime wages when an employee qualifies for a tip credit for 30 minutes but not for the remaining 30 minutes of a single hour of work.