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Wine and Spirits Labeled as Organic

Because a growing number of consumers believe there is an advantage to purchasing organic products, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is concentrating on eliminating food and beverages improperly labeled as organic.  The USDA National Organic Program (“NOP”) published its final rule entitled “Strengthening Organic Enforcement (“SOE”).  This rule will be implemented as of […]

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N.Y. Beer Franchise Rights and Improper Termination

Many states, including New York, have alcoholic-beverage franchise laws. These laws are intended to promote stability and fairness among suppliers and wholesalers.

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New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law and Alcoholic Beverages

New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law was enacted to stimulate recycling markets by requiring food and beverage manufacturers to meet recycled-content standards in their product packaging.

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New Liquor Laws

Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed several liquor-related legislative bills into law. This edition of Know the Law covers those changes most pertinent to licensees.

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New Employment Laws Affecting Liquor Licensees

On September 17, 2023, the Pay Transparency Act became effective in New York.

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Law Targeting Online Marketplaces Requires More Transparency From Internet Sellers

Internet sales represent an increasingly important revenue channel for alcoholic-beverage businesses.

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Hidden Liabilities When Purchasing A Business

Before someone buys a business, one of the first questions to answer is what exactly is being bought.

The Sla Welcomes A New General Counsel

At the Full Board hearing held on February 1, 2023, Chairman Bradley welcomed Shannon Kearney Sarfoh, who was appointed General Counsel to the Authority on January 19, 2023.

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Gambling And Liquor Licenses

At a recent meeting of the State Liquor Authority (SLA), General Counsel Shannon Kearney Sarfoh warned licensees against hosting bingo games on licensed premises.

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