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New Dates Announced for the Syracuse & Buffalo Hearings on Tipped Wage

The NYS Department of Labor has announced the new dates for the Syracuse and Buffalo public hearings on the proposal to eliminate the tip credit. The Syracuse hearing will be held on Monday, April 30th and the Buffalo hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 8th. More information on the hearings as well as instructions on…

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Tipped Wage Public Hearings

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. Roosevelt Little Theatre SUNY Farmingdale Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. Dulles State Office Building 317 Washington Street, Watertown Week of April 30th (rescheduled from March 12) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry The Gateway Center, Syracuse Week of May 7th (rescheduled from March 21) Common…

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Tip Credit Battle Continues

The fight to protect the tip credit continues to intensify. While the advocates for eliminating the tip credit held a rally in a fancy Manhattan office building with special guest Amy Poehler, restaurant owners and servers are working in the trenches to organize for the upcoming public hearings. Last month we reported on the major…

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Supporters of the Tip Credit in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed to eliminate the minimum wage tip credit in New York State. This is will have a severe negative impact on all restaurants and their employees Federal law and most states allow tipped workers to be paid a lower minimum wage, as long as they earn at least the full minimum…

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Tipped Wage Public Hearings

Tipped Wage Public Hearings    Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry The Gateway Center, Syracuse   Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Common Council Chamber City Hall, Buffalo   Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. Roosevelt Little Theatre SUNY Farmingdale   Wednesday, April 25, 2018…

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Tip Credit & Tipped Wage Under Attack

As you’ve read and heard in the news, Governor Cuomo has proposed holding statewide hearings to consider eliminating the tip credit. According to the Governor’s original announcement last month, the hearings will determine whether the ability to pay employees less than the minimum wage is resulting in a hardship to these workers. While the announcement…

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SLA Issues $3.5 Million Penalty Against Wholesale Giant

The State Liquor Authority accepted a conditional no contest offer from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) to settle charges that SGWS engaged in “pay-to-play” by providing illegal gifts and services to business to influence their purchasing decisions, for permitting incomplete, inaccurate, and inadequate recordkeeping practices, and for engaging in discriminatory sales. Some of these…

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We’ll Be Calling You

One of our most valuable membership benefits is our workers’ compensation insurance safety group. Almost half of our members belong to the group and are receiving the benefits of an advance discount and an annual dividend. In these difficult times we want to make sure every member is aware of its value proposition so our…

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New York Cracks Down on Service Animal Fraud

A new law makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly affix to any dog any false or improper tag identifying the dog as a guide, service, therapy or hearing dog. While this law is helpful in dealing with fraudsters, it does not broaden the scope of permissible questions businesses and their employees may ask…

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