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Workers welcome bill to bring restaurant ‘tip theft’ out of the shadows

There are probably better uses for a vacation day than driving 450 kilometres to testify at Queen’s Park on your own dime.

But Ottawa-based banquet server Michael Vorobej thinks the investment is worthwhile if it means holding tip-stealing bosses to account.

“It’s shocking what’s going on out there. There’s no shame,” he says. “I think that our industry needs to be brought out of the shadows.”

That is what’s slated to happen on Monday, when the government is expected to pass new legislation making it illegal for employers to withhold tips from workers.

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