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New York state bars, restaurants and football fans will like proposed change to alcohol laws

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2016/04/15/new-york-state-bars-restaurants-and-football-fans.html
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Steve Barnes: Raising glass to change in blue laws

http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehopping/52019/table-hopping-column-raising-a-glass-to-change-in-blue-laws/
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NYS may allow bars, restaurants to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/n-y-bars-sell-alcohol-noon-sundays-article-1.2600077
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Assembly Majority Leader Supports Sunday Morning Sales

Thank you Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle for your support for Governor Cuomo’s proposed reforms to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and your leadership in the effort to allow Sunday morning alcohol sales at restaurants and taverns…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group Recommendations – recommendations to update New York's alcohol laws include reorganizing statute, consolidating licenses and modernizing the State's Blue Laws

Governor Cuomo announced the final report and recommendations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group – a diverse group of alcoholic beverage industry experts assembled to review ways to modernize and simplify New York’s 80-year old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. “Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, this administration has taken important steps to cut red…
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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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