Litigation Writs 04/06/96

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Litigation Recent Decisions 04/06/96

Wages and remuneration of restaurant staff Nerva & ors v RL&G (1996). CA (Staughton LJ, Aldous LJ and Douglas Brown J). Summary: Whether tips paid by restaurant customers by cheque or credit card form part of the remuneration of the staff paid by the restaurant. Employees’ appeal against decision summarised below that gratuities paid by […]

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