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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