Former waitress sues Minnesota restaurant over tips

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Jun 15, 2012 at 7:32 am

ROCHESTER, MN (AP) - A former waitress is suing a Rochester restaurant,  claiming its tip pool was a violation of Minnesota law.
According to a class-action lawsuit in Olmsted County, Natasha Foss was fired  for insubordination at the Canadian Honker restaurant. The complaint says it was  after she contributed less than the required 2 percent of her total sales to the  tip pool on March 7 and March 8.
The complaint says Foss started putting less than 2 percent in the tip jar  after learning that the Canadian Honker's tip jar practices might be illegal. 
Foss' attorney Steven Smith says the precise number of people who could join  the lawsuit is unknown, but it exceeds 30 people.
Restaurant manager Nick Powers tells the Post-Bulletin ( )  he's confident the situation will end in their favor.


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