Top Court Says Tip Jar Must Be Shared

ALBANY (AP) -

Baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, but assistant managers may be left out in the cold, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.

The Court of Appeals found that shift supervisors do much of the same work as the coffee servers and therefore get to share in the tips.

Hospitality industry groups say the court’s decision likely will affect policies at 42,000 businesses statewide and a quarter-million workers in New York City alone.