On Feb. 22, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied the Restaurant Law Center and Texas Restaurant Association’s much-watched emergency motion seeking to enjoin nationwide enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule regulating when employers may take a tip credit against their employees’ wages under federal law.

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Photo of Jim Boudreau Jim Boudreau

James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing…

James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing teams of attorneys and paralegals in nationwide class and collective actions from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. He is considered a thought leader in class-based employment litigation and has been listed by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers – Top 100,” each year since 2013.  He was also selected as one of five Law360 “MVP – Labor and Employment,” for 2012, for his cutting-edge work representing employers in class and collective actions.

Photo of Jason B. Jendrewski Jason B. Jendrewski

Jason B. Jendrewski is an experienced counselor regarding a wide range of labor and employment law and public accommodation disability access issues. He defends employers and public accommodations in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings before government agencies, such…

Jason B. Jendrewski is an experienced counselor regarding a wide range of labor and employment law and public accommodation disability access issues. He defends employers and public accommodations in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings before government agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, New York State Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Justice.

Photo of Riley Lagesen Riley Lagesen

Riley Lagesen, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Restaurant Industry Group, serves as lead counsel to many of the nation’s most well-known restaurant brands and culinary talent. Riley’s passion for the restaurant industry comes from his many years as a restaurant employee, and later…

Riley Lagesen, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Restaurant Industry Group, serves as lead counsel to many of the nation’s most well-known restaurant brands and culinary talent. Riley’s passion for the restaurant industry comes from his many years as a restaurant employee, and later, a restaurant owner, in Los Angeles. He saw an opportunity for law firms to better serve restaurant industry clients, and has dedicated his career to supporting both clients and the restaurant industry.