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Starbucks restructures 'shift supervisor' position in Mass.

A spokeswoman for the company says Starbucks could be responsible for paying about $14 million in damages.

Starbucks is restructuring the “shift supervisor” position this month in its Massachusetts stores as a result of a recent court ruling that prohibits employees in a managerial role from participating in tip pools there.

In November, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Massachusetts affirmed an earlier district court ruling that Starbucks’ tip-sharing policy violated state law. At issue was whether shift supervisors — hourly workers that perform the same

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