Solidarity was one of the groups that campaigned on the issue of employers stealing the tips meant for workers. Well, that battle has also been won.
The government has announced a proposed new law “as soon as parliamentary time allows” requiring employers to pass all tips to workers.
The legislation will require employers to pass on all tips, gratuities, and service charges to workers without any deductions. Employers will be required to distribute tips in a fair and transparent manner, where employers have control or significant influence over tip distribution.
The proposal also includes a new right for workers to make a request for information relating to an employer’s tipping record, to enable them to bring forward a credible claim to an employment tribunal.