Starbucks Unfairly Split Mass. Baristas' Tips: Judge

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge has recommended certifying a class of Starbucks Corp. baristas in Massachusetts and granting summary judgment on a state wage law claim challenging the inclusion of shift supervisors in the baristas' tip pool.

In separate orders issued Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recommended that the court allow both the plaintiffs' motion to certify a class of Starbucks baristas who have worked in the state during the past six years and their partial motion...
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