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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Starbucks Owes Baristas Over $14 Million in Tips

After improperly pooling the tips of baristas with their immediate supervisors for years, Starbucks must pay over $14 million to a class of the baristas who successfully sued the coffee chain in Massachusetts. The 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 9 that Starbucks violated the state’s Tips Act by pooling tips for baristas and shift supervisors.   No Whining, Starbucks Tips are distributed at stores weekly to individual baristas and shift supervisors in proportion to the number …

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