Starbucks Ordered To Pay Baristas $105M In Back Tips

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ordered Starbucks Corp. to reimburse its California servers more than $105 million to make up for a cut of the employee tip pool that the company instead doled out to shift supervisors.

California Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett issued an order Thursday in the class action that requires the coffee giant to pay $86.7 million in back tips plus interest to current and former employees in Starbucks' California stores.

The judgment covers about 120,000 people who worked for Starbucks between October 2000 and...
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