It would appear that legislative proposals governing tipped wages are becoming more commonplace, and more restrictive. As we know, the Omnibus Spending Bill signed into law a week ago by the President contained a compromise provision that specifically prohibits employers from taking money from the tips left for their workers. Further, that provision also seems to have mooted a court challenge brought by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) against the 2012 Obama-era rule prohibiting tip pooling. The NRA prevailed at trial, but that decision was overturned by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals (think California, again!). The NRA then appealed to the US Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), but the Omnibus Bill undid the Obama rule, so this case is now likely moot. In other venues, Initiative 77 is slated to go before voters in the District of Columbia on June 19. That ballot question will ask DC voters to eliminate the tipped wage entirely over the next 7 years and bring all wages in DC to $15 per hour.