LOS ANGELES In a victory for the operators of the Gyu-Kaku Japanese barbecue chain, a Los Angeles Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed that the restaurant chain’s tip-pooling policy does not violate state labor laws. In the lawsuit originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in October 2006, the two plaintiffs named in the case charged that Gyu-Kaku’s tip-pooling policy was illegal because servers were asked to share tips with bussers, bartenders, kitchen staff and dishwashers who ...

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