New Veterans’ Benefit and Services Posting Requirement

All New York State employers with more than 50 employees are now required to display a new Veterans’ Benefits & Services poster. Legislation signed in November now requires the poster…
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Food Allergy Awareness Law

A new law taking effect on May 20th requires restaurants, grocery stores with prepared foods, and online vendors to post a notice for their employees that contains information on the…
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Governor Announces Proposal to Index the Minimum Wage

Earlier this month Governor Hochul included in her State of the State Message a proposal to automatically increase the minimum wage. The Governor cited difficult economic conditions due to inflation…
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Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases at the End of the Month

The state’s minimum wage rate varies depending on the region, and is increasing every year until it reaches $15.00 per hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester have reached…
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SLA Cap on Split Case Fee on Hold Due to Legal Challenge

In a surprise to almost no one, Southern Glaser Wine & Spirits went to court and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the Liquor Authority from implementing the updated rule…
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SLA Reigns In Exorbitant Split Case Fees

After years of work to address outrageous fees charged by liquor wholesalers, the Members of the State Liquor Authority adopted an updated split case fee regulation at their Board Meeting…
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Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase at End of Year

The state’s minimum wage rate varies depending on the region, and is increasing every year until it reaches $15.00 per hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester have reached…
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New Year’s Eve All Night Permits

Under New York State law, All Night Permits allowing establishments to stay open until 8:00 am can only be issued when New Year’s Day falls on a weekday. Since January…
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COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program

Governor Kathy Hochul announced applications are now being accepted from small businesses that have successfully completed the pre-screening process to become certified for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program,…
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ABC Reform Commission Begins Work

The Commission to Study Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, created as part of this year’s State Budget, began its work last month. The Commission was added to the…
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New Threats to Your Business Emerge as Election Day Approches

In an apparent effort to demonstrate their priorities should they be successful in their bids for re-election, a number of legislators have introduced proposals imposing new burdens on restaurants, taverns,…
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Split Case Fee Letter Writing Instructions

Thank you for being willing to write to the State Liquor Authority in support of their proposal regarding split case fees. The proposal will reduce the fees being charged by…
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