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Federal Trade Commission Seeks To Ban Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has issued a final rule which bans most agreements that restrict an employee’s ability to compete with its employer. 

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New Laws Come With The New Budget

Several new alcoholic beverage control laws were included in the new Budget.  These changes are intended to speed up the application process and to give the State Liquor Authority more flexibility to grant licenses and permits. 

Wine and Spirits

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 […]

Outdoor Dinning

OUTDOOR DINING

The New York City Department of Transportation has published final rules regarding the open restaurant program.  Any restaurant that erected an outside dining structure or engaged in outdoor dining on a public road or street pursuant to prior rules must apply for revocable consent under the new regulations within five months of the new rules […]

Corporate Transparency

Corporate Transparency Act Held Unconstitutional

CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) requires each person to disclose to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCen”), acting on behalf of the United States Treasury Department, the beneficial owner and applicant for each entity to be formed by a filing with a state or an Indian tribe as well as […]

Beer Franchise

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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How We Got Here

Governor Hochul and the New York Legislature empaneled the NYSLA Commission to Study the Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

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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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