Lawsuits mount against Starbucks tip policy

NEW YORK Starbucks is facing more charges of tip-pooling violations with the filing Thursday of a lawsuit in New York.

Filed on behalf of barista Jeana Barenboim and potentially 2,000 others who worked for Starbucks in New York state over the past six years, the lawsuit charges Starbucks with inappropriately allowing shift supervisors to share in pooled gratuities. State law prohibits employees in supervisory positions to share in pooled tips.

The law

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