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Enacted State Budget Brings Hope for Lower Workers’ Comp Costs

The State Legislature and Governor Cuomo reached agreement on a final state budget earlier this month and unlike last year there’s no bad news for business owners and hope that workers’ compensation insurance reform included in the budget will lead to lower costs for employers. A coalition of business groups, including our Association, made workers’…

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Straw Upon Request

The Trash Free Waters initiative, a partnership of government, environmental, civic and business organizations has started a campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, bars and hotels to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the waterways. They want businesses to adopt a voluntary policy to only provide straws to patrons…

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Sunday Morning Sales Law Six Months Old

The new law allowing all on-premises licensees to sell alcoholic beverages starting at 10:00 am on Sunday and providing a permit for on-premises licensees outside of New York City to open at 8:00 am on twelve occasions each year is now six months old. While many members have taken advantage of the expanded hours the…

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2017 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. Our Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) addresses…

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And the Survey Says

And the Survey Says  –  We got an overwhelming response to our survey last month on liquor pricing practices. The results of the survey were not surprising, but being able to document what we already knew anecdotally will be helpful in building our case. Here are the key takeaways from the survey responses: Only a…

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