Payment of Wages Bill

A proposed new law is making its way through the Oireachtas which will see changes made to tipping and service charges on bills to ensure the money goes straight to staff, preventing employers from using tips to make up basic wages. Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society Cluster, who has conducted industry research, spoke to the Oireachtas Committee on Wednesday 29 June (@1.58.24) saying that the pandemic has exacerbated problems already present within the industry and that the situation has worsened for many who have stayed in the sector.

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