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.
Harris Freeman and Audrey R. Richardson, Amici Brief of Labor Relations and Research Center, U. Mass., Amherst and Massachusetts Wage Campaign, in Meshna v. Scrivanos, SJC 11618 (Oct. 20, 2014).