NY Starbucks Baristas' Tip-Sharing Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 7:00 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted Starbucks Corp.'s request to toss a putative class action brought by a group of former Starbucks baristas in New York who accused the java giant of violating state wage laws by enforcing a policy of splitting the servers' tip pool with shift supervisors.

Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday approved Starbucks' summary judgment bid in its entirety, ruling that the shift supervisors were entitled to inclusion in the tip...
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