Will tips law finish troubled firms?

Churchard, Claire
October 2009
People Management;10/8/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p12
The article reports on the law in Great Britain that prohibits employers from counting customer tips to make up the minimum wage. According to Simon Irvin, human resources (HR) manager at hotel and sporting estate Bovey Castle in England, the law will put some establishments out of business. A service charge system introduced by the company in 2008 asking guests to pay tips directly to the hotel is cited. According to the British Hospitality Association, with the recession, the implementation of the law at the moment is not proper.


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