NY Top Court Mulls Fight Over Who Gets Starbucks Tips

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- New York's top court wondered Tuesday about the extent to which Starbucks Corp. assistant store managers and shift supervisors exert control over baristas, as lawyers representing various rungs of workers at the java giant argued over who should be able to dip into the tip jar under state law.

The lowest level of worker, the drink-making baristas, argue that assistant store managers and even shift supervisors — who some describe as merely “glorified baristas” — should be precluded from getting tips as agents of the Seattle-based...
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