Those interested in the Department of Labor’s proposed new rule governing tip pooling have just over one more week to submit comments to DOL. The comment period, originally set to expire on January 3, was extended for another month and now expires one week from next Monday, on February 5, 2018. The changes overturn the Obama administration rule barring employers from forcing workers to include back-of-the-house workers in the pool. Although that rule has been challenged in court, different federal courts have rendered conflicting rulings on the issue. Under President Trump, the DOL regulation allows back-of-the-house employees to be included, so long as the employer pays minimum wage.