California Employment Law Update

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Mandatory Tip Pool Was Legal But Shift Managers Could Not Share In Tips

Grodensky v. Artichoke Joe’s Casino, 171 Cal. App. 4th 1399 (2009) Card dealer Harvey Grodensky filed a putative class action challenging a mandatory tip-pooling policy that Artichoke Joe’s Casino had implemented for its dealers. The trial court determined (and the Court of Appeal affirmed) that the casino had not violated the minimum wage law by … Continue Reading

Restaurant’s Tip-Pooling Policy Violated California Law

Jameson v. Five Feet Restaurant, Inc., 107 Cal. App. 4th 138 (2003) Karla Jameson, a former server at Five Feet Restaurant, sued the restaurant for sexual harassment, retaliation, and unpaid wages, among other things, following her resignation in 1999. At trial, the jury found that although Jameson had not been sexually harassed, she had been … Continue Reading

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