Congressional democrats have introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from retaining any tips regardless of internal pooling policies and would further mandate that all tips would be considered the property of employees. The bill has received the verbal support of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta along with other key republicans. In DC, the Board of Elections has certified a ballot initiative for the June 19 primary ballot that would increase the tipped wage in the Nation’s Capital from the current $3.33/hour to $15/hour by 2026 and ultimately eliminate the tip credit completely.