Starbucks Baristas Fight Toss Of Tip-Sharing Action

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 7:33 PM EST) -- Two former Starbucks Corp. baristas in New York are appealing the dismissal and accompanying denial of class certification of their suit accusing the java giant of violating state wage laws by enforcing a policy of splitting the servers' tip pool with shift supervisors.

Plaintiffs Jeana Barenboim and Jose Ortiz filed their notice of appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review the lower court's December 2009 order...
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