Starbucks Sued Over Tip Jars That ‘Invited Criminal Behavior’

The Huffington Post reports that Starbucks has been slapped with a lawsuit three years after a Missouri altercation over an open Starbucks tip jar led to the death of 54-year-old Roger Kreutz. On March 3, 2008, Kreutz chased down then 19-year-old Aaron Poisson after seeing the culprit nab a tip jar with less than $5…

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DDIFO Fights to Change Massachusetts Tip Pooling Law

Boston — Massachusetts Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners went to bat for their employees this week, asking the state legislature to modify a state law that has limited or stopped many shops from accepting tips from their customers. DDIFO Member Restricted

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Starbucks’ Tip Policy Held to Violate Minnesota Law

Smartbrief reports that on September 30, 2009, Judge Patrick Schiltz of the Federal Court for the District of Minnesota declared that Starbucks Coffee Company’s tip distribution policy violates Minnesota law. Faced with a request for clarification from Starbucks, Judge Schiltz affirmed the breadth of his holding, writing, “Starbucks’ policy violates Minnesota law by requiring employees who work on a particular shift to share tips received on that shift with employees who do not work on that shift.”

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