On December 1, the new Payment of Wages Act will come into force. This new law around tips and gratuities means that all employers will be required to display information on how tips, gratuities and mandatory charges are shared or distributed among staff.
Who will this effect? Most commonly, this will effect employers in the tourism, hospitality, hairdressing, taxi or delivery services. However, it’s important to note that it’s not just these industries.
What are the next steps for employers?
If you’re an employer, you need to become familiar with the new Payment of Wages Act. You will be required to display information on how tips and gratuities are shared. There will be a four-week period between now and 1 December to provide employers with a lead-in time to prepare for the changes required by the new law.
How can Boyd HR help?
Boyd HR is an experienced HR agency, working with clients across Ireland. If you are unsure of your legal responsibilities when it comes to HR, we can help. As well as assisting you with information, guidance and implementation around Payment of Wages Act, we can also help in other areas. For contracts of employments, HR audits, legal compliance, employee disputes, retention issues, we can help.
If you require more information on how to be compliant with this new law, get in touch with Boyd HR. You can find out how to contact us HERE.
To find out more about the new Payment of Wages Act and Law Around Tips and Gratuities announcement, click HERE.