Labor Department abandons Obama-era ’80/20 rule’

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday rescinded prior guidance known as the “80/20 rule” that has long prohibited employers from using the subminimum wage for non-tipped side work. The department updated a 2009 opinion from then-acting wage-and-hour division administrator Alexander Passantino that sought to clarify the field operations handbook that explains the wage-and-hour regulations…