Tips on Tips!

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 10 August 2022
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022; Tips; Policies and Procedures; Pay

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022 (the “Act”) has been signed into Irish law by the President, and will require a Ministerial Order to commence.What does the new Act mean for employers and employees where staff receive tips?   

What does the Act do? 

The Act principally makes amendments to the Payments of Wages Act 1991 and provides for the fair distribution of tips and gratuities. 

One of the key points in the Act is that tips which are given by electronic means should be distributed fairly to the employees.  Importantly, it will also be Illegal to use tips or gratuitiesto make up the basic wage 

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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