50. Any gratuity paid directly or indirectly by a patron to an employee belongs to him of right and does not form part of the wages that are otherwise due to him.
Any gratuity collected by the employer shall be remitted to the employee. The word “gratuity” includes the service charge added to the patron’s bill.
However, an indemnity provided for in section 58, 62, 74, 76, 80, 81 or 83 is computed, in the case of an employee who is an individual contemplated in section 42.2 or 42.3 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), on the basis of the wage increased by the gratuities declared and allocated under the said sections 42.2 and 42.3 except for the term of an agreement in force on 1 January 1984, in which case such an indemnity shall be equal to the one provided by the agreement, subject to section 93, plus the amount obtained by applying the standards of this Act to the declared and allocated gratuities.
1979, c. 45, s. 50; 1983, c. 43, s. 11.