(Jul. 28/14) Congratulations to Restaurants Canada member Arthur Potts (Pilot Tavern, Toronto) on his election as MPP in the Toronto riding of Beaches- East York. Mr. Potts introduced Bill 12, Protecting Employees Tips’ Act, which is based on his predecessor Mr. Michael Prue’s model, but includes some notable changes. The legislation now:
- applies to the owner only, and does not include management;
- specifically allows tip pools;
- allows owners who work in the restaurant to receive tips; and
- doesn’t require an employee representative when splitting tips.
These changes line up with our recommendations to make the bill fair to all workers.