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Monday, January 13, 2014

Professor Ruben Garcia Quoted in Las Vegas Sun

Ruben J. Garcia is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Jan. 13, he was quoted in the Las Vegas Sun article Confused about tipping? Now IRS has reclassified automatic gratuity on bills.

"The suggested gratuity takes a lot of the certainty out of people’s income. I think it’s clear that some people won’t follow the suggested gratuity, or it will vary. What the union is probably most interested in is certainty in their income. For those who work in chain restaurants that don’t have unions, they have less influence and so less certainty," he said regarding the IRS' Jan. 1 ruling that reclassifies automatic tips for large parties as service charges.

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.