March 2020 Newsletter

Coronavirus Update - Legislative Update - Plans for 2020 Golf Outing Announced

February 2020 Newsletter

Campaign Against the Big Liquor Distributors

January 2020 Newsletter

Department of Labor Preserves Tip Credit - Last Minute Actions by the Governor - Salary History Ban Takes Effect

December 2019 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect December 31st - State Liquor Authority Working to Improve Customer Service

October 2019 Newsletter 

Workers' Compensation Group Celebrates 25th Anniversary/Declares Dividend - Statewide Series of Trainings Scheduled - Narcan (naloxone) Training Available for the Hospitality Industry in NYS

September 2019 Newsletter

Association Joins Retailer Age Verification Alliance - Workplace Harassment Expanded by the Legislature .. More to Come? - Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Deadline Approaches -Local Governments Placing More Restrictions on Business - Last Call for Big Bucks Tickets

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Association Starts Campaign to Stop Wholesaler Overcharges - Damage Being Felt by Changes to Quick Draw

June 2019 Newsletter

Cronin's Hosts Another Successful Golf Outing - Bradley and Ford Confirmed (Again) by the Legislature - Session Concludes .. Some Wins, Some Losses, Threats Looming

May 2019 Newsletter

Passing Along Credit Card Processing Fees to Your Customers - Last Call for Golfers

April 2019 Newsletter

State Budget Round Up ... Bags, Food Waste, and Bottles - New Threat Emerges to Tipped Credit - Association Counsel Joins the Wagoner Firm - Calling All Golfers

March 2019 Newsletter

Budget Deliberations Continue - Time to Plan for 2019 Golf Outing - Cleo Emmer Passes Away at 97

February 2019 Newsletter

Governor's Budget Proposes to Expand Bottle Bill - More in the Governor's Budget - New Threat to Tip Credit Emerges

December 2018 Newsletter

Workers' Comp Group Celebrates 24th Consecutive Year of Discounts & Dividends - No News (Yet) on Tip Credit - Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect December 31st

October 2018 Newsletter

NYS Releases Final Guidance on New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law - Training Schedule Revised - Paid Sick Leave Law

September 2018 Newsletter

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law .. What You Need to Know - 2018 ABC Law and ATAP Training Sessions Planned

Summer 2018 Newsletter

New SLA Commissioner Confirmed - Tip Credit Update - Fake News

May 2018 Newsletter

Last Call for 2018 Golf Outing - Tip Credit Hearings Continue

April 2018 Newsletter

Let the Hearings Begin - State Budget Includes Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements - Plans Announced for the 2018 Golf Outing

March 2018 Newsletter

Industry Groups Launch Save NY Tips Website - Labor Department Hearings Coming Up

February 2018 Newsletter

Tip Credit Battle Continues - Tipped Wage Public Hearings - Supporters of the Tip Credit in New York Flier

January 2018 Newsletter

Tip Credit & Tipped Wage Under Attack - SLA Issues $3.5 Million Penalty Against Wholesale Giant - We’ll Be Calling You - New York Cracks Down on Service Animal Fraud - SLA Chooses Not to Remove Split Case Charge Regulation

December 2017 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect December 31st - Paid Family Leave Law Takes Effect January 1st - NYS Gaming Commission to Study Prevalence of Underage Gambling - We're Moving

November 2017 Newsletter

Campaign Against Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Continues - Department of Labor Proposes New Scheduling Rules

October 2017 Newsletter

SLA Considers Removing Limit On Split Case Charges

September 2017 Newsletter

SLA Seminar Fall Schedule Released - SLA and DMV Continue College Community Enforcement Focus - New Member Benefits Unveiled - Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits Target of Class Action Lawsuit

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Liquor Pricing Bill Stalls as Legislature Leaves Capitol - Good Time Had at Annual Golf Outing -  Paid Family Leave Payroll Deductions Can Begin July 1st FAQs

May 2017 Newsletter

Senate Committee Approves S4343 - Last Chance for Golf Outing Registrations

April 2017 Newsletter

Enacted State Budget Brings Hope for Lower Workers' Comp Costs - Retail-to-Retail Campaign Update - Major Statewide Underage Drinking Crackdown Underway - Straw Upon Request

March 2017 Newsletter

Does Last Drink Location Data Collection Make Sense? – 2017 ABC Law & ATAP Training Sessions Planned – Sunday Morning Sales Law Six Months Old

February 2017 Newsletter

And the Survey Says – Legislative Action Form

January 2017

Campaign to Deal with Liquor Pricing Underway –Member Survey of Wholesaler Practices– Save the Date fore Annual Golf Outing

December 2016 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect December 13st – Association Targets Liquor Pricing as 2017 Legislative Priority – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Sued for Fraudulent “Will Call” Activities – New Wage Hour Rates

November 2016 Newsletter

Sunday Morning Permit Now Available – New Federal Overtime Rule Takes Effect December 1st – Where Do My BMI Music Licensing Dollars Really Go?

October 2016 Newsletter

Banquet Workers Take Wage Fight to Court – New Law Establishes Additional Consumer Protections for Gift Cards – ABC Law/ATAP Trainings Continue

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Governor Signs ABC Reform Bill – 10 am Opening Starts This Sunday – ESRTA Workers’ Compensation Group Declares Dividend for 22nd Consecutive Year – Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required – Sunday Morning Sales FAQ

End of Session 2016 Alert

You Did It…Sunday Morning Sales to Become Law-Sunday Morning Sales FAQ

June 2016 Newsletter

ABC Reform & Sunday Morning Sales Advance But Huge Obstacles Remain – Still Time to be Part of our Annual Golf Outing – ABC Training Rolls Into Western New York

May 2016 Newsletter

May is Tavern Month…Let’s Celebrate – Industry Joins Together to Support “No Excuses” Campaign – Alcoholic Beverage Control Reform Working Group Issues Recommendations – Take Action to Support the Brunch Bill

April 2016 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Increase Adopted .. Tipped Wage Adjusted – Paid Family Leave Program Also Included in State Budget

 March 2016 Newsletter

Business Owners Speak Out Against $15 Minimum Wage – Welcome New Associate Member Restaurant Depot – Training Partnership Kicks off April 19th in Kingston- Save the Date for the Annual Golf Outing

February 2016 Newsletter

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour was the focus of the State Legislature’s Workforce Development Budget Hearing this month and the Association was there to speak up for you.

January 2016 Newsletter

Governor Proposes $15 Statewide Minimum Wage – ABC Working Group Recommendations Coming Soon – Minimum Wage Implementation Continues

December 2015 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect December 31st – Bill Proposed to Allow Sunday Morning On-Premise Alcohol Sales – Centralized Bookkeeping Can Save You Money & Aggravation – Updated Sales Tax Guide Published

November 2015 Newsletter

Minimum Wage Compliance Update – Working Group to Modernize ABC Law Gets Started – Organizations Join Together to Oppose $15 Minimum Wage Proposal – Governor Signs Doggie Dining Bill into Law – Great News for Members of Workers’ Comp Saftey Group 554

October 2015 Newsletter

Third Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider Summit Produces More Support – Hospitality Industry Facing Minimum Wage Trifecta – New Year’s All Night Permit Application Deadline – In Memory of Past President Fran Walton

September 2015 Newsletter

American Beverage Licensees joins MIC Coalition – State Launches Initiative to Educate Bar Owners About New ID Cards -Report from Legal Counsel, Shawn T. May, Linnan & Fallon

July 2015 Newsletter

Legislative Session Ends with Good News – Cronin’s Golf Club Hosts Annual Outing – State Gives Businesses One Year to Meet Carbon Monoxide Alarm Mandate – ABL Toasts Creation of the Congressional Hospitality Caucus

May 2015 Newsletter

Kerri O’Brien Named SLA Chief Executive Officer – Fast Food Wage Board Starts Work

April 2015 Newsletter

Governor Cuomo Appoints New SLA Chairman – State Budget Enacted without Minimum Wage Hike – Legislature Takes Up Ban on Powdered Alcohol

November 2014 Newsletter 

Republicans Re-Gain Senate Majority & Governor Cuomo Re-Elected – Craft Manufacturing Reform Signed into Law by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon – ABL Washington Update – Industry Reps Give Wage Board an Earful at Buffalo Hearing

September 2014 Newsletter

Wage Board Considers Raising Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers – SLA Steps Up Focus on Wholesale Sales by Retail Licensees – Tompkins County Legislature Bans Use of e-Cigarettes

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Cronin’s Hosts Another Successful Golf Outing – Association Endorses Another Electronic Payment Processing Alternative – Governor Announces Wage Board Member Appointments

April 2014 Newsletter

Second Annual Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider Summit Produces Results – Golf Outing Scheduled for June 9th

March 2014 Newsletter

State Budget Battle Fully Engaged

February 2014 Newsletter

Join Us for Small Business Day 2014 – ABL Washington Update: Affordable Care Act Medium Size Employer Mandate Delay – Tax Department Opinion Re-Affirms Sales Tax Applies to Private Clubs

January 2014 Newsletter

2014 Legislative Priorities…Theirs and Ours – Improvements Continue at the SLA

November 2013 Newsletter

Election Result Highlights – Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect at End of Year -IRS Rules on Automatic Gratuities

October 2013 Newsletter

Association Invited to Share Ideas for Regulatory Reform – Obamacare Employer Notice to Employees Requirement

September 2013 Newsletter

Legislature & Governor Agree to Eliminate Fruit Fly Violation – DMV Rolls Out New Driver License – Holiday Bar Buying Show Set for Javis Center

June 2013 Newsletter

2013 Legislative Session Mixed Bag for Licensees – Alterations to Your Premises (by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon) – Annual Golf Outing a Great Success

May 2013 Newsletter

Plans Set for Annual Golf Outing – NTSB Calls for .05% BAC Drunk Driving Limit

April 2013 Newsletter

Judge Blocks Bloomberg Soda Ban – NYS Gaming Commission Launches Responsible Play Partnership -Banquets & Events (by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon) – Plans Set for Annual Golf Outing; Sponsorships

March 2013 Newsletter

State Budget Agreement Mixed Bag for Business – Be the Voice for Small Business Small Business Day 2013 Flier – Prohibited Hours of Sale (by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon)

February 2013 Newsletter

Clean Indoor Air Act (No Smoking by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon) – Washington Update – Court Delays Swipe-Fee Settlement Until Fall

January 2013 Newsletter

State of the State Addres Kicks Off the New Legislative Session – Employment of a Felon (By Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon)

December 2012 Newsletter

Tax Department Publication Provides Critical Information – Governor Announces Federal Funding to Promote Industry -Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to Minors (By Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon)

November 2012 Newsletter

State Focuses on Sandy Relief Efforts – New York State Breweries (by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon) – Association Low-Cost DBL Plan Changes Carriers

October 2012 Newsletter

Wine, Beer & Spirits Summit Good Sign for Industry – Consumers, Merchants & Economy Benefit from Debit Card Reform – SLA Announces Process for New Year’s Eve Permits – Big Bucks Drawing

September 2012 Newsletter

Additional Paycheck Deductions Approved – SLA Changes Duration of Wine Licenses – Big Bucks Drawing Set for Fall Meeting

Summer 2012 Newsletter

Governor Signs Bill Into Law Giving SLA Chair New Authority-Bring Your Own Bottle by Shawn May-Restaurants Are Going Places with Mobile Payments by Mike English

June 2012 Newsletter

Legislative Session Concludes with No Damage Done.. For Now – Spring Board Meeting Highlights

May 2012 Newsletter

Plans Set for Annual Golf Outing Golf Outing Flier– Attorney Certification Program by Shawn May, Linnan & Fallon -Bar & Restaurant Show Returns

April 2012 Newsletter

Quick Draw Food Requirement Lifted – Help Make the Voice of Small Business Heard in Albany – A First Look at Events at 10th Annual 2012 ABL Convention

March 2012 Newsletter

Help Make the Voice of Small Business Heard in Albany – Governor Announces Statewide Small Business Outreach Initiative – Heartland Payment Systems Delivers more than $100 Million in Durbin Debt Reform Savings to Merchants – Go Green with Energy Plus this Spring

February 2012 Newsletter

SLA Announces New Public Price Posting Site – NLRB Pushes Back Deadline for Employee Rights Posting – Wage Theft Protection Act (WTPA) Update – SLA Set to Launch Online Mapping Information Application – Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTP)to be Split Up?

January 2012 Newsletter

SLA Commissioner Healey Steps Down – Enforcement Changes Regarding Sales to Minors – State of the State Address and Executive Budget Kick Off New Year – State Comptroller Clears Tax Department Sales Tax Audits

November 2011 Newsletter

118 New York City Stores Caught Selling to Minors in SLA/NYPD Sting – Reminder…No New Year’s Eve All Night Permits This Year – Websites are now free for New York businesses!

October 2011 Newsletter

National Labor Relations Board Requires New Posting – Underage Drinking Enforcement Ramped Up By SLA – State Liquor Authority Approves Groupon-Type Activities – Cozy up to your Winter Energy Bill with Cash Back Rewards

September 2011 Newsletter

SLA Nixes New Year’s Day All Night Permits – ESRTA & FPN Roll Out Texas Hold ‘Em in Licensed Premises – Let Your Energy Bill Pay You Back, Flip the Switch This Fall to Energy Plus® – Governor Signs Bills Into Law – Last Call for Big Bucks Tickets