When paying the bill for a restaurant meal, we generally TIP for good service. And, we assume that our tip will be for our server and/or food prep staff.
Apparently, that’s not always the case. Some employers have been known to take their cut off the top.
A bill aimed at preventing employers in the service sector from skimming the tips of their employees has passed third reading in the Ontario legislature.
The so-called ‘tipping bill’ prohibits employees from taking any employee tips, except for the purposes of tip pooling, done to either standardize tip revenue among staff or to give a portion to other staff who don’t receive tips, such as cooks or hosts.