Join Small Business Owners to Speak Out

We’re joining once again with the National Federation of Independent Business and a coalition of business groups to host Small Business Day at the State Capitol. This year’s event is scheduled for March 8th and will focus on the $15 minimum wage proposal. Participation is free but registration is required. You can use the enclosed form to register. We…
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Legislative Budget Hearing Examines $15 Minimum Wage

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. Our testimony reminded the legislative fiscal committees that you’ve had to absorb a 24% increase in the minimum wage over the past three years and that the minimum…
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ABL Washington Update

16 January – ABL Washington DC Update
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Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music
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Minimum Wage Implementation Continues

The State Department of Labor has updated many of its publications to reflect the new minimum wage and cash wage for tipped workers in the hospitality industry. The new postings and the links where they can be found are: Minimum Wage Poster: http://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/LS207.pdf Minimum Wage Fact Sheet: http://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/factsheets/pdfs/P700.pdf Tipped Worker Fact Sheet: http://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/factsheets/pdfs/p717.pdf Hospitality Industry Frequently Asked Questions:…
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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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