According to information revealed by Facebook page Resort Workers Maldives, seven of the biggest resort names in the Maldives including Velaa Private Island and Waldorf Astoria have distributed service charge over USD 1000 to its employees during May 2021.
Velaa Private Island paid USD 1,660.03 (MVR 25,597.66) as service charges while Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi paid USD 1,486.33 (MVR 22,919.20).
Cheval Blanc Randheli paid USD 1,380.31 (MVR 21,284.38). Joali Maldives paid USD 1,141.31 (MVR 17,599.02). The Nautilus Maldives also paid USD 1,060.91 (MVR 16,395.23) while One and Only Reethi Rah paid USD 1,050 (MVR 16,191) as service charge.
After changes were brought to the employment laws in the Maldives, 10 percent from services is collected as service charge at resorts. This amount is to be equally divided among employees.
The service charge is to be distributed before the end of the next month, and discriminating against employees is illegal.