$14 Million Tip Pooling Judgment Against Starbucks Is Upheld

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$14 Million Tip Pooling Judgment Against Starbucks Is Upheld

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A fourteen million dollar judgment against Starbucks for operating an illegal tip pool at its Massachusetts locations was recently upheld by the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court’s Decision found that the Massachusetts “Tips Act” prohibited Starbuck’s policy of requiring baristas to share their tips from the “tip jar” with shift supervisors.

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