Starbucks Slammed Again For Shaving Tips

Law360, New York (March 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. has been hit with a class action alleging that it wrongly shared tips between baristas and managers, just days after the coffee chain was ordered to pay $105 million to California servers who levied similar charges.

In the proposed class action, lodged in Massachusetts state court on Tuesday, a barista accused Starbucks of breaching state laws that require pooled tips to be distributed entirely among servers and not to anyone whose job includes managerial duties.

The coffee company's policy is to include shift supervisors,...
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