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.
Ouch. Those prices. Here are some tips on keeping energy costs down as the weather gets colder.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Submitted by National Grid It may not be too cold yet, but winter will be here before you know it along with shorter, colder days. That’s why now is a good time to start thinking about preparing your home for the cold winter months ahead. When it’s icy outside, we step inside to shake off the cold, but keeping our homes heated can be costly and energy intensive so National Grid wants to remind customers how they can stay warm, save on energy costs and be more energy-efficient by taking advantage of a few simple tips. “Helping our customers and the communities we serve reduce their energy use is good for our customers and it’s good for the environment,” said Marcy Reed, president of National Grid, MA. "By taking a few common-sense steps to …