The shady little loophole that let shady restrauteurs do shitty shady things with waiters tips is to be closed so says John Hutton, the business secretary.
And about time.
From the Scotsman Newspaper
He said: "I am really pleased to announce we have decided to change the law so tips received by staff must be paid on top of the national minimum wage, not as part of it. Customers who leave a tip want it to go to staff. They don't expect it to be used to subsidise owners paying the minimum wage."
Those shady fuckers that are still stealing their waiters money to pay them with need to stop doing it now and not wait to be forced to do so by law. Get it done. Also part time commenter and full time waiter "Belfast Plate Carrier" did a radio interview about tipping last week. I'm hoping to have a copy of it in the next day or two and will post it when I get it. The wanted someone else to do it but that someone else is far to pretty to appear on radio. Pfft!