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Cannabis products in alcoholic beverages is prohibited under both federal law and California law. That includes even non-narcotic industrial hemp or CBD. However, some businesses are moving forward dealcoholized wine and beer products, replacing the alcohol effect on mood and … Continue reading
According to news reports, obtaining approval for labels for new alcoholic beverage products from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is still problematic even though the government shutdown has ended (at least for three weeks).
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), a division of the the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has furloughed much of its work force because of President Trump’s refusal to pass a budget without southern border wall funding.
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
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
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?
California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) offers a wide variety of license types, required for a wide variety of purposes in California. Ordinarily, only a few types of licenses are commonly thought of (Types 20 and 21 for off-site sales and … Continue reading
As discussed in Part One of the Gratuity Law Series, California’s Labor Code §351 provides that “no employer or agent shall collect, take, or receive any gratuity” if the patron intended for the gratuity to be given to an employee. … Continue reading
Nearly 40% of EEOC claims for sex harassment claims emanate from restaurants. That’s more than any other type of business. Why? See this Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab article
Interesting article in Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab by renowned urban economist Richard Florida: Can Craft Breweries Transform America’s Post-Industrial Neighborhoods?