Author Archives: William Adams

About William Adams

Attorney at Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP.

Impacts of elimination of tip credit in DC debated

Only seven states and one territory require that tipped workers receive the same minimum wage as other workers: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, and Guam.  Other states allow what is called a “tip credit” against … Continue reading

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Zoning and Breweries

Zoning is one of the stickiest issues I run into when it comes to new businesses, but particularly those businesses which fall into the “industrial use” category, as breweries often do.  Not only will zoning determine whether the business is … Continue reading

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Uber and Lyft drivers allowed to drink alcoholic beverages but less under new law.

Ride share drivers like Uber and Lyft were allowed by California law to drive with the same amount of alcohol in their bloodstreams as non-commercial drivers, i.e., 0.08 percent.  Under a new law that went into effect on July 1, … Continue reading

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D.C.’s War Over Restaurant Tips Will Soon Go National – CityLab

Go to Article: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/06/dcs-war-over-restaurant-tips-will-soon-go-national/562541/ The District’s voters will decide Initiative 77, which would raise the minimum wage on tipped employees. Why don’t workers support it?

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California brewery license types

There are four basic brewery licenses in California.   The descriptions of brewery license types below are straight from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). 

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Protect yourself against website lawsuits

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) lawsuits have spread to businesses’ websites.  I call these lawsuits “grey law” litigation because they are extensions of a law into areas which were they were not really designed to go.  As a result they … Continue reading

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Does Selling Growlers Leave Customers Susceptible to Open Container Violation?

Growlers:  Branding them can make for great marketing.  Holding events around them can develop a loyal customer base.  For smaller breweries, they can be the only cost-effective way to allow your established customers to share your drink with others.  These … Continue reading

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