Starbucks' Labor Woes Persist

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As Starbucks Corp. tries to quietly put an employment class action filed by thousands of California workers behind it, the company is fighting a similar suit by more employees who allege that they were not reimbursed for various expenses incurred on the job.

Just days ago, Starbucks indicated in a court filing its non-opposition to a proposed class action settlement in the case brought by plaintiff Jonelle Lewis, with a motion hearing on the deal set for May 30.

Lewis, flanked by thousands of California store...
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