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Jan 2, 2020

New York to end below-minimum wage for 70,000 tipped employees

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Over 70,000 tipped workers will no longer receive below-minimum wages by the end of 2020 under an order announced by New York’s governor Tuesday. The order applies to a vast array of workers, including hairdressers, nail salon employees, valet parking attendants, tow truck drivers and tour guides — but not restaurant […]

Dec 29, 2014

Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns

  As anyone who’s received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Friends and relatives? Yes, them too. Hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls soon after the holidays to exchange or return less-than-ideal presents. Retailers generally try to accommodate their wishes, or provide store […]

Nov 22, 2013

Appeals court sides with Starbucks over tips

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court in New York has agreed that Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its finding Thursday. The decision stemmed from a lower-court ruling that found that the baristas who serve customers must share tips with shift supervisors. The […]

Jun 26, 2013

Starbucks pleased with ruling on barista tips

ALBANY — A Starbucks Corp. spokeswoman said the coffee house company is pleased New York’s top court has agreed baristas don’t have to share their tips with assistant managers. Spokeswoman JaimeRiley said Starbucks believes customers should be able to directly reward their baristas and shift supervisors who also serve patrons. The Court of Appeals found […]

Jun 16, 2011

How to get hired: Tips for the first client meeting

The first meeting with a client can be a make-it or break-it scenario for attorneys. “The foundation for the entire attorney/client relationship comes from that meeting,” said Allison Shields, president of Legal Ease Consulting in Port Jefferson, N.Y., who coaches lawyers on practice management and marketing.

Apr 25, 2011

New regs causing stir in restaurant biz

An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act penned less than a month ago carries a stiff penalty for restaurant owners that fail to comply by the May 5 deadline. While all employers are required by law to pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage ...

Jun 30, 2010

Community crucial part of halting violence

Nazareth College’s “Stop the Violence” conference held last month and June’s seventh TIPS — Trust, Information, Programs and Services — were attended by a bevy of public safety officers, government and court officials, and members of academia.

Jun 18, 2010

T.I.P.S. group to hold seventh event

A contingent of state and local police authorities, members of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, firefighters, community activists and volunteers — black and white, men and women, uniformed and in mufti ...

Apr 15, 2010 asks NYC court for relief

NEW YORK — A Web site that publishes the stock recommendations of financial services firms has warned a judge it may be put out of business by a ruling limiting when it can report the tips.

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