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Alcohol sales on Sunday morning? State considers lifting archaic 'blue laws'

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/alcohol_sales_on_sunday_morning_state_considers_lifting_archaic_blue_laws.html
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State panel recommends amending liquor law

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2016/04/8596594/state-panel-recommends-amending-liquor-law
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Could Ban on Buying Booze Before Noon on Sundays Be History?

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2016/04/13/state-liquor-board-looking-at-changes-to-state-alcohol-laws.html
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Paid Family Leave Program Also Included in State Budget

New York State has adopted the most expansive paid family leave policy of any state.  Effective January 2018, employees will be eligible for paid time off to care for the birth or adoption of a child, serious health condition of a family member, or a qualified military exigency as interpreted under the Family and Medical…
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Minimum Wage Increase Adopted…Tipped Wage Adjusted

The State Legislature approved an increase in the state minimum wage as part of the enacted state budget. The minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour in NYC by December 31, 2018, except for small businesses with 10 employees or less who will see the minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by December…
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Free Training Seminar for Restaurant & Tavern Owners, Managers and Servers, Tuesday, April 19, Wiltwyck Golf Course – Kingston, New York

The Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association is hosting a seminar for restaurant and tavern owners and their staffs in conjunction with the NYS Liquor Authority on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Wiltwyck Golf Course located at 404 Steward Lane in Kingston. This training program is presented free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of Anheuser-Busch, Empire Merchants North, Heineken…
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Save the Date for the Annual Golf Outing

It’s not too early to “Save the Date” for the Association’s Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 6th at Cronin’s Golf Course in Warrensburg. Bask in the gorgeous views from this oasis in the Adirondack Mountains while enjoying a day of hospitality with 100 or more of your friends in the business. So circle the…
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Training Partnership Kicks Off April 19th In Kingston

We’re joining once again with the State Liquor Authority to conduct a statewide series of ABC Law and ATAP trainings. The first session is being held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Wiltwyck Golf Course located at 404 Steward Lane in Kingston. This training program is presented free of charge thanks to the support…
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Welcome New Associate Member Restaurant Depot

For years our members have swapped stories at Association events of great deals at Restaurant Depot. Long known within the restaurant industry in New York State as a back-up or supplemental food supplier offering quality products at a price that provides excellent margins, they’ve now expanded their product offerings into wine and spirits. Restaurant Depot…
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Business Owners Speak Out Against $15 Minimum Wage

Small Businesses all across New York State have been outspoken in their opposition to Governor Cuomo’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Earlier this month business owners came to Albany for Small Business Day. In appointments with more than 50 members of the Senate and Assembly we made our case that…
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