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NYS Releases Final Guidance on New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law

The New York State Department of Labor has released finalized materials and guidance on New York State’s new sexual harassment prevention law. The law establishes protections from sexual harassment for employees, individuals working as contractors and others, such as visitors to your business – including your patrons. It imposes obligations on state officials, employers and…

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Training Schedule Revised

We’ve changed the location of the Buffalo and Melville training sessions and added a training session at Tompkins Cortland Community College since last month’s report. Our ABCs of the ABC Law seminar for owners & managers and our ATAP seminar for servers are now scheduled for: October 29                  Buffalo                        Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel October 30                 …

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Paid Sick Leave Law

The Westchester County Legislature approved, and the County Executive plans to sign a local law providing 40 hours of paid sick leave for most workers. The new law will require employers with five or more employees to provide at least an hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. This “earned sick leave…

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NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law…What You Need to Know

The 2018-19 state budget included new provisions to prevent sexual harassment. The law establishes protections from sexual harassment for employees, individuals working as contractors and others, such as visitors to your business – including your patrons. It imposes obligations on state officials, employers and government contractors. All employers are barred from using mandatory arbitration and…

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2018 ABC Law and ATAP Training Sessions Planned

The Association is once again conducting a statewide series of training sessions for owners, managers and servers in conjunction with the State Liquor Authority. Our ABC Law seminar focuses on the responsibilities of licensees in maintaining a premises that is in compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control law. This training covers the topics vital to…

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New SLA Commissioner Confirmed

The New York State Senate confirmed Lily M. Fan as a new Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority just prior to recessing their legislative session in June. Commissioner Fan joins Chairman Bradley and Commissioner Ford as Members of the State Liquor Authority filling all three seats on the Full Board for the first…

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Tip Credit Update

The State Department of Labor completed its final public hearing on eliminating the tip credit at the end of June. So what happens next? We wait…there is no timetable on the decision and no formal process to make a decision. Unlike an actual proposal to change a regulation which has a regimented process, this is…

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Fake News

Two recent news stories have caused a bit of a kerfuffle with business owners due to bad information being put forward, but in these cases the fault lies with the group pushing out the stories. One story floating around is that a bill passed by the legislature this year will raise the minimum age of…

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