Restaurant Law Center et al. v. United States Department of Labor et al. (5th Cir. Court of Appeals)

Case Movement

Case Details

  • Case Status: Pending
  • Docket Number: 22-50145
  • Category: Regulatory Overreach


The Restaurant Law Center and Texas Restaurant Association filed an appeal in response to a district court’s dismissal of their complaint that argues revisions made to a Dual Jobs tip credit regulation result in a new statute and conflicts with the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act.

May 9, 2022

Appellants filed an Opening Brief.

May 16, 2022

Attorneys General from nine states filed an amici brief in support of the Restaurant Law Center and Texas Restaurant Association. A group of hospitality associations filed their own amici brief in support of the appeal as well.

July 8, 2022

The Department of Labor filed a Response to Interlocutory Appeal, arguing that the District Court properly denied Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and, because cross-motions for summary judgment are fully briefed in the District Court, the Circuit Court should wait for that decision before hearing oral argument on the merits.

July 29, 2022

Appellants filed a Reply Brief.