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BC new clarification on current Tipping Regulations

May 17, 2019 bcrfauser01

Kudos to the many restaurateurs and industry leaders who have been fair and square with their execution of tip pools!

The coming amendment to the BC law will make the legislation very clear.  Tipping in not considered wages but rather, “gratuities (tips) are paid by customers to the person who served them in appreciation for the service”.  Under the amended act “an employer may not use tips to cover a business cost.”

Here are some of the articles were following on this issue:

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/04/30/bc-servers-labour-law-tips/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-bc-tip-legislation-1.5116237

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/igm/esa-definitions/esa-def-wages