San Diego judge says coffee chain owes its California baristas about $100 million for tips it shared with shift supervisors
Cowett's Thursday ruling follows on her finding last month that the company was liable for sharing tips with managers such as shift supervisors. California's tip-pooling law says that gratuities meant for hourly workers can't be taken by an employer or its "agents" -- and Cowett found that Starbucks supervisors were "agents."
"Starbucks believes that our shift supervisors deserve their fair share of the tips that they receive from the tip jars in our California stores," O'Neil said.
Lowe, of course, disagreed.