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ABC Working Group Recommendations Coming Soon

We do welcome the comments the Governor included in his State of the State Message in reference to the State Liquor Authority’s Working Group to make recommendations to reform the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. We’re in full support of Governor Cuomo’s call for overhauling the law and we’re pleased to be participating in the effort…
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Governor Proposes $15 Statewide Minimum Wage

Governor Cuomo formally proposed raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour as part of his Executive Budget this month. The Governor’s proposal is identical to the plans he’s announced over the past few months to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and…
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Updated Sales Tax Guide Published

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has updated “Publication 750 – A Guide to Sales Tax in New York State” their comprehensive guide to New York State and local sales and use taxes. The Guide contains important information for sales tax vendors and is available at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub750.pdf. The online document is a…
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Centralized Bookkeeping Can Save You Money & Aggravation

If you own a controlling interest in more than one licensed premises you may want to consider applying to the State Liquor Authority for approval to establish centralized accounting and bookkeeping. Once you receive this approval you can maintain the books and records of the businesses at a designated location (one of the premises or…
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Bill Proposed to Allow Sunday Morning On-Premise Alcohol Sales

State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle (D-Rochester) and State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Elmira) introduced legislation this month that would allow the State Liquor Authority to issue permits to on-premises liquor licensees to sell alcoholic beverages as early as 8:00 am Sunday morning. Under the provisions of the bill (A8617 – S6307), licensees would apply to…
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Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect December 31st

As you know, on December 31st the minimum wage is increasing to $9.00 per hour and the minimum wage for tipped workers in the hospitality industry is increasing to $7.50 per hour. The tip credit will be $1.50 per hour. The minimum overtime rates are increasing to $13.50 per hour for non-tipped worker and $12.00…
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Minimum wage hike’s effect on Main Street

Minimum wage hike’s effect on Main Street – Albany Times Union
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Louisiana Bar Sued For Playing Blake Shelton & Conway Twitty

Louisiana Bar Sued For Playing Blake Shelton & Conway Twitty
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Minimum Wages Take Effect December 31, 2015

Minimum Wages Take Effect December 31, 2015
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ABL Washington Update

15 November-December – ABL Washington DC Update
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