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Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees seek to change state tip law

Lawmakers consider who can put their hands in the jar

For thousands of customers who stop at a Dunkin’ Donuts during the course of the day, dropping a little extra change into a jar next to the cash register is a gesture barely worth noting.

But the money that accumulates in those jars has been a point of confusion and heated debate reverberating through courts and the Massachusetts State House. Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees testified before a legislative committee this week, trying for the second time in three years to change a state law that limits who can put their hands in the tip jar.

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