MUSKOKA, Ont. — The Rosseau Muskoka hotel, operated by Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., allegedly threatened to fire spa employees who refused to share tips with the hotel, according to an exclusive report by The Star.

“Should continuing your employment with The Rosseau … under this new policy not be acceptable to you, your employment will terminate,” reads a letter allegedly written by Tony Tamburro, the hotel’s GM, and obtained by the Star.

According the Star report, the new hotel policy would see half of employees gratuity go to the hotel with 8.75 per cent to the hotel and 1.25 per cent to administrative associates at the spa.

Meanwhile, MPP Michael Prue recently introduced a private members’ bill that aims to outlaw owners and managers from taking a cut of workers’ tips.

The ministry of labour is said to take note of the situation and to further discuss gratuity arrangements between employers and employees.

For the complete Rosseau Muskoka tip-out report, visit The

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