Amici Brief of Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Massachusetts Wage Campaign, in Meshna v. Scrivanos, SJC 11618

48 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2014

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Harris Freeman

Western New England University School of Law; Labor Center University of Massachusetts

Audrey Richardson

Greater Boston Legal Services

Date Written: October 20, 2014

Abstract

Amici brief submitted by the Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Wage Campaign, to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Meshna v. Scrivanos. The brief argues that the Massachusetts Tips Act prohibits no-tipping policies and that it does not sanction such no-tipping policies as a lawful business response to customer demand or preference. Furthermore, it argues that no-tipping policies contribute to the impoverishment of the low-wage workforce and foist the social and economic costs of tipping bans onto citizen-tax payers.

Keywords: labor and employment law, no-tipping policies, tipping bans, Massachusetts Tips Act

Suggested Citation

Freeman, Harris and Richardson, Audrey, Amici Brief of Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Massachusetts Wage Campaign, in Meshna v. Scrivanos, SJC 11618 (October 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2522936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2522936

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