Tips and service charge
At Strada we fully support the British Hospitality Association (BHA) voluntary code of best practice on service charge and tips. More details of this code can be found on the BHA website at www.bha.org.uk.
All employees receive at least National Minimum Wage. Tips and service charge are paid in addition to National Minimum Wage.
Both credit card tips and service charge paid are subject to a 10% deduction for administrative and other house costs, prior to a full distribution to employees in the restaurant through the company’s payroll system.
The 10% deduction covers the cost of credit card fees, payroll bureau processing costs and other direct house and administration costs.
Any tips paid in cash are retained by the waiter. They may or may not have arrangements in place to share these tips with other employees in the restaurant and staff in the restaurant kitchen. It is the responsibility of those receiving cash tips to declare the income for tax purposes to HM Revenue & Customs. The company does not participate in any aspect of cash tips.
Gender Pay Gap Report
We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulation 2017.
As an employer with a workforce of more than 250 plus in the UK on the 5th April 2017, we must comply with new statutory provisions regarding gender pay reporting. This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee’s data. We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website and will do this within one calendar year of 5th April 2017 using our HR and payroll data.
We are a company that is committed to keeping Diversity, Equality and Engagement at the core of our HR strategy. We have already made strides towards closing the gaps by completing a full compensation and benefit review across our brands and are confident that we will see positive influences by the next report.
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