Lately we have heard a lot about dine and dash, people who don’t pay their restaurant bill. Some restaurant owners make the server pay. This is both illegal and immoral, writes Judy Haiven. “Where are the managers and owners: aren’t managers supposed to manage? Aren’t they supposed to watch out for diners who dash?”
Judy Haiven on your sadly non-existing rights when you have to work on Victoria Day.
Heritage Day in NS is also a “retail closing day” which means that almost all stores excluding drug stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, and gas stations must remain closed. If there is a union where you work, you will be paid for this holiday. However if there is no union, it’s a little more tricky. Don’t just assume your boss knows. In this article Judy Haiven explains exactly what you are entitled to.
Judy Haiven on everything you need to know about tips in Nova Scotia restaurants and bars. Some pretty awful stuff going on. Learn about dine’n’dash funds, breakage fees, percentages for the boss, and did you know that many restaurants and bars in Halifax in fact charge servers just to work there?
Play some Christmas music, heat up the apple cider, and gather round the kitchen table with this Snakes and Ladders-inspired board game to learn whether or not you’ll get extra pay for working during the holidays.
Have a holly, jolly Xmas – but if you expect to be paid for the holidays, the Grinch may have something to say about it. Judy Haiven explains in detail what all you are entitled to and what your rights are.
News you can use. Judy Haiven put together a quick overview of your rights when you’re working , or not working, on Remembrance Day.
If you worked on Monday, Natal Day, and thought you’d be entitled to holiday pay, think again. Frequent contributor Judy Haiven explains the ins and outs of “retail closing days” or statutory holidays and what that means for you if you work in a store or restaurant.