Fossil Fuel Ban Exempts Commercial Food Establishments

There has been a lot of attention at the state and federal level to proposals that would ban the use of fossil fuel equipment in buildings. You may remember a…
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Bottle Bill/Extended Producer Responsibility

Not included in the final state budget was the Governor’s proposal to require suppliers to be responsible for the paper and packaging waste they generate. These so-called extended producer responsibility…
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ABC Law Review Commission Recommends Changes to Law

The Commission to Study Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, created as part of last year’s state budget, released their recommendations for changing the law including allowing restaurants, taverns,…
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Plans for 2023 Golf Outing Announced

It’s time to make your plans to attend the Association’s Annual Golf Outing. We’re once again hosting the outing at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. This year’s outing will be…
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VISA Lowers Maximum Allowable Surcharge to 3%

VISA recently notified its merchants that it has lowered the maximum surcharge they will allow on their transactions from 4 to 3 percent. This change is an amendment to their…
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State Budget to Include Minimum Wage Increase – Update

As we reported several days ago, the final state budget agreement includes increases in the minimum wage over the next three years years after which the minimum wage will be…
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ABC Reform Commission Supports Recommendation to Allows Restaurants & Taverns to Make Limited Purchases from Liquor Stores – Updated

As reported in the Buffalo News, the Commission to Study Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law has recommended changing the law to allow restaurants, taverns, bars, and other on-premises…
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State Budget Negotiations Continue

Both the Assembly and Senate adopted their one house budget proposals earlier this month making clear their positions on the Governor’s Executive Budget. Here’s where they stand on the issues…
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Associations and Members File to Intervene in Split Case Fee Lawsuit

Our Association, joined by the New York City Hospitality Alliance, the New York State Restaurant Association, and several individual members of each association filed a petition in State Supreme Court…
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Key Legislators Introduce ABC Reform Proposals

State Senator James Skoufis and Assemblymember Harry Bronson have introduced a number of proposals to change the alcoholic beverage control law, including several designed to address the problems retailers have…
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Governor’s Budget Proposal…the Good and the Bad

Governor Hochul presented her Executive Budget proposal earlier this month and it had some proposals that are good for your business, but it also includes some proposals that are bad…
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New State Law Changes Workplace Posting Requirements

Labor Law Section 201 mandates that employers post certain legal notices provided by the New York Commissioner of Labor in a conspicuous place on each floor of their premises. A…
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