Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dunkin Donuts owner says no tips!

    Is it a common courtesy to tip your server at a restaurant? A  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says no.
  If you are leaving tips at your you favorite coffee shop for the server. That tip may not go to the server it could go right to the owner.
  It's legal in Massachusetts.
A group of 3 Dunkin Donuts employees sued their franchise owner over a no-tipping policy in 2011. But on Friday, they lost their case.

  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that restaurant owners can ban tips by imposing a no-tipping policy.
   The company policy must be “clearly communicated” to everyone including all employees.
The franchise owner told the court she’s posted “thank you for not tipping” signs in 22 of the 66 Dunkin’ Donuts she owns.

   Any money left by customers goes into an “abandoned change” cup, which is the same idea as a “take-a-penny-leave-a-penny” tray.
Owners can keep the extra money for themselves.

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