Plaintiff Jacob Davis brought a putative class action against International Coffee and Tea, LLC (the company that operates Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf) alleging that the company’s tip pooling policy violated California’s Labor Code section 351. The trial court sustained Coffee Bean’s demurrer to plaintiff’s second amended complaint without leave to amend. Plaintiff appealed the
Leighton v. Old Heidelberg
Update: Top five things to know about tips and tip pooling under California law
In a huge development in the last couple of weeks, a change in federal law now permits California employers to include back of the house employees in tip pools. This week’s post is an update and a general discussion about issues facing restaurants, hotels, and other industries where tipping and gratuities are left for…
Five tips about tips under California law
By Anthony Zaller on
Today’s Friday’s Five provides a few points for employers to consider who have employees that receive gratuities. California law is very specific regarding gratuities left for employees, and since tips are property of the employee, employers must approach this area with caution. Here are five “tips” about tips in California.
1. Tips are employee’s property.…