On June 20, 2012, CRFA met with NDP MPP Michael Prue to discuss Private Member’s Bill 107 and the challenges it poses for the restaurant industry. Pictured left to right: CRFA’s Garth Whyte, Mr. Michael Prue, CRFA Chair Donna Dooher and CRFA’s Stephanie Jones.
(Jun. 25/12) At the beginning of May, NDP MPP Michael Prue announced plans to reintroduce a Private Member’s Bill (Bill 107) – an amendment to The Employment Standards Act, 2000 – which prohibits restaurant owners and managers from sharing in servers’ tips.
Premier Dalton McGuinty added fuel to the fire by stating the Bill had merit and encouraged Ontario Minister of Labour Linda Jeffrey to work with Mr. Prue on this matter.
CRFA has been actively commenting in the media, as we prepare for another battle over tipping in Ontario. We argue that regulation is not necessary, and a one-size fits-all solution for the 30,000 restaurants in Ontario is not workable.
CRFA in the media
Click here to read a story in the Toronto Star quoting CRFA’s Stephanie Jones.
Click here to read a letter to editor (Toronto Star) from CRFA’s Stephanie Jones.
Click here to read an article in The Globe and Mail, quoting CRFA Chair Donna Dooher.
Advice on handling tips
In response to a CRFA query, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) outlined the treatment of tips for employment insurance purposes. Click here (PDF) to read CRA’s explanation.
Need more help?
Members only! Contact CRFA for a user-friendly fact sheet on how to handle tips.