tip pooling; service charges; class certification; treble damages

1st Circuit.gifCo-authored by: Ariel Cudkowicz and Jessica Schauer Lieberman

On Friday November 9, 2012, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision interpreting two key Massachusetts wage and hour statutes,  Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149 § 152A (the “Tip Statute”), which regulates gratuities, service charges, and tip pools, and Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149 § 150, which provides for mandatory

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