2nd Circ. Sides With Starbucks In Tip Pool Class Action

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 5:12 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday sided with Starbucks in a class action brought by employees who claimed shift supervisors should not be allowed to dip into baristas' tip pool, saying that despite their title, supervisors mostly perform similar duties to that of baristas.

The ruling — which affirmed a 2011 summary judgment in favor of Starbucks by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York but was contrary to a decision made by the First Circuit last year — adds yet another...
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