A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling saying that a company policy violated state laws.
Starbucks owes baristas across Massachusetts more than $14 million for “violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools,” reported The Boston Globe. A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling on the issue in which “Starbucks baristas challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008,” reported The Globe. The ruling reportedly affects about 11,000 baristas who worked in Starbucks between 2005 and 2001.
The Supreme Court dropped the class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart by more than a million women. How do you feel about it?
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a class action discrimination lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart cannot proceed, as reported in many national news outlets on Monday. As reported in the Boston Herald, "The court ruled unanimously that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cannot proceed as a class action, reversing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The lawsuit could have involved up to 1.6 million women, with Wal-Mart facing potentially billions of dollars in damages." Locally, and presumably anywhere, it's a challenge to find out how current employees feel about working at Wal-Mart and other big box stores, such as Target. As Northborough Patch searched for reaction, almost all employees …