It’s that time of year again! Below are the major employment laws taking effect January 1, 2022
(unless otherwise noted). Note the below does not include minimum wage increases. In
addition, not all states enacted new HR-related laws, and this is not an exhaustive list of all
employment laws that may apply to your industry or business. If you have any questions, please
contact your HR Professionals.
• FLSA Tip Credit Rule, effective 11/23/2021. The FLSA tip credit regulations are
o Allow DOL to assess civil money penalties against employers that unlawfully
keep employees’ tips, even if those violations are not repeated or willful;
o Allow employers to require managers and supervisors to contribute to tip pools;
o Allow managers and supervisors to keep tips they receive directly from
customers only when those tips are based on the service they directly and solely
o Broaden the circumstances under which an employer’s minimum wage and
overtime violations can be considered “repeated and willful,” and therefore
subject to civil money penalties.
• Ban the Box for Federal Contractors, effective 12/20/2021. Federal contractors are