By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–A Taiwanese lawmaker said on Sunday that he is pushing a
new labor draft bill that aims to put service charges and cleaning fees into actual service providers’ pockets instead of extra earnings for employers.
KMT Legislator Arthur Chen (陳宜民) said that many Taiwanese restaurants include five percent to 10 percent service charges on customer bills, and most of the employers have pocketed these extra earnings instead of sharing them with their workers, making service charge a veiled means to hike their prices.
Chen said that the draft amendment to the Labor Standard Act will make it clear that service charges and cleaning fees should be distributed to service providers as wages.