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Boris Johnson’s shelf plan ensures restaurant employees keep tips

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The government has shelved plans to introduce legislation that would ensure restaurant and other hospitality workers tips You are given.

The bill, which was only approved by the Government in September, will not be included in the Queen’s speech. according to insiders that financial times.

Economy Minister in September Paul Scully said it would become “illegal” to withhold tips and a new law would “ensure tips go to those who worked for them”.

He said the legislation was necessary as the trend towards tipping on cards would give employers more control over tipping.

The idea was first proposed by Sajid Javid as Business Secretary in 2016 and would eventually become law.

“Each year this government promises action to ensure fair tipping and then does exactly nothing to deliver on that promise,” Unite general secretary Sharon Graham told the newspaper.

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said it would “betray some of the lowest paid and most vulnerable workers in Britain” to drop the plan, adding: “You will have cheated workers.”

Under existing rules, tips cannot count toward minimum wage laws, but some employers withhold a portion.

The situation is complicated, however, as in other cases tips are redistributed between front- and back-of-house employees to ensure non-customer employees also get a share.

A spokesman for the business department would neither confirm nor deny that the bill was dropped, but did encourage restaurants to adopt “industry best practices”.

“Workers should definitely get the tips they deserve, and customers should know their money is rewarding employees for their hard work and good service,” the spokesman said.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/restuarant-workers-tips-law-keep-b2072132.html Boris Johnson’s shelf plan ensures restaurant employees keep tips

Bobby Allyn

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