SLA Reigns In Exorbitant Split Case Fees

After years of work to address outrageous fees charged by liquor wholesalers, the Members of the State Liquor Authority adopted an updated split case fee regulation at their Board Meeting…
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Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase at End of Year

The state’s minimum wage rate varies depending on the region, and is increasing every year until it reaches $15.00 per hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester have reached…
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New Year’s Eve All Night Permits

Under New York State law, All Night Permits allowing establishments to stay open until 8:00 am can only be issued when New Year’s Day falls on a weekday. Since January…
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COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program

Governor Kathy Hochul announced applications are now being accepted from small businesses that have successfully completed the pre-screening process to become certified for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program,…
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ABC Reform Commission Begins Work

The Commission to Study Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, created as part of this year’s State Budget, began its work last month. The Commission was added to the…
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New Threats to Your Business Emerge as Election Day Approches

In an apparent effort to demonstrate their priorities should they be successful in their bids for re-election, a number of legislators have introduced proposals imposing new burdens on restaurants, taverns,…
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Split Case Fee Letter Writing Instructions

Thank you for being willing to write to the State Liquor Authority in support of their proposal regarding split case fees. The proposal will reduce the fees being charged by…
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New Concealed Carry Gun Law Takes Effect Today

Starting today, September 1st, a new State law takes effect that prohibits firearms licensees from bringing guns into certain defined “sensitive locations,” which includes bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.…
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Liquor Authority Starts Process to Adopt New Split Case Fee Rule

After approving the action last month, the State Liquor Authority’s proposed new split case fee rule was published in the June 29th NYS Register, formally initiating a 60-day period for…
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Check Eligibility for COVID-19 Capital Cost Tax Credit

The State has established a $250 million fund to help small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations or to increase public safety and they’ve created…
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City of New York Suspends Liquor License Surcharge

The New York City Council and Mayor Eric Adams worked together to pass a local law that suspends the city’s liquor license surcharge for one year. The surcharge on all…
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Members of Liquor Authority Advance Proposal to Limit Split Case Fees

After years of our persistent advocacy, the State Liquor Authority has initiated a formal rulemaking process to prevent liquor wholesalers from charging split case fees in any amount they choose.…
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