Lawsuit Claims Starbucks Shorted Baristas' Training Pay

Law360, Los Angeles (July 5, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. was struck with a proposed class action Friday in California alleging the coffee brewing behemoth violated state labor laws by failing to pay its employees wages for training activities.

The proposed class is comprised of an estimated 38,000 former baristas who served beverages in California between May 2008 and June 2011, according to the lawsuit. Each baristia could be entitled to at least $720 if Starbucks is assessed a 30-day penalty for failing to pay mandated wages to its outgoing employees, the complaint claims....
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