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recent news article clarifying impact of S.9040 (craft beverage tastings legislation)

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2018/07/that_law_raising_new_yorks_age_for_serving_alcohol_its_not_going_to_happen.html
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Statement from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo & Senator Patrick Gallivan

“This piece of legislation only applies to tax exemptions on tastings from New York producers at their premises. This would in no way impact who can serve alcohol for on-premise retailers such as bars and restaurants. We have been working on providing tax relief to promote NY products over the last couple of years. During…
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News Story on Proposed Change to Law Causes Confusion

A news story about a proposed change to the state Tax Law is causing confusion about the legal age of alcohol servers. A provision in a bill to make samples of alcohol provided at wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries exempt from sales tax was intended to require servers of such samples to be at least…
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Final Tip Credit Hearing Moved

The Department of Labor’s final hearing on eliminating the tip credit has been moved from a location in the Bronx to Manhattan due to the overwhelming response. The final hospitality industry tip credit hearing is still being held on Wednesday, June 27th but it’s being held at: Assembly Hall Hunter College 695 Park Avenue (at 68th…
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Tip Credit Hearings Continue

The State Labor Department’s hearings on eliminating the tip credit continued over the past month. Hearings in Watertown, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany had a common theme – a large turnout of restaurant servers and owners opposed to any changes in the tip credit with a few advocates for eliminating the tip credit at each hearing,…
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Last Call for 2018 Golf Outing

It’s not too late to sign-up to participate in our Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 4th at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. It’s a great day of golf, hospitality and camaraderie. We still have room for golf teams at only $110 per golfer. That fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner and refreshments on…
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“Members of the NYS Legislature recently received a letter from advocates seeking the elimination of the tip wage/tip credit in NYS.  That letter contained a significant number of misrepresentations about this issue and a number of alleged “facts” that are not supported by objective data.  A coalition of business groups signed onto a letter to…
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Steve Barnes: Who gets stiffed by Cuomo’s tipped wage proposal?

https://m.timesunion.com/living/article/Steve-Barnes-Who-gets-stiffed-by-Cuomo-s-tipped-12920288.php Steve Barnes: Who gets stiffed by Cuomo’s tipped wage proposal? m.timesunion.com Claiming he’s intent on giving restaurant servers a raise, Gov. Andrew Cuomo would actually be cutting the pay of many and forcing restaurants to close. That’s the industry’s seemingly unanimous opinion of the governor’s proposal to require that tipped employees – more than…
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Editorial: Keep the tip credit

http://buffalonews.com/2018/05/13/editorial-keep-the-tip-credit/ Editorial: Keep the tip credit buffalonews.com The state Labor Department is holding public hearings on a proposal from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to get rid of the subminimum wage for tippe…
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Dozens gather for hearing on eliminating tipped wage credit (VIDEO)

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/dozens-gather-for-hearing-on-eliminating-tipped-wage-credit-video-20180426
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Surcharges would let diners know who’s to blame for high prices

https://nypost.com/2018/04/26/surcharges-would-let-diners-know-whos-to-blame-for-high-prices/  
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