Meet With The New York State Restaurant Association To Stay Informed On Upcoming Laws

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The New York State Restaurant Association has been meeting with restaurant owners, operators, and employees across the state to raise awareness about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to examine and potentially eliminate the tip credit in New York.  To date information sessions have been held in Saratoga Springs, Garden City, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.

These meetings, with hundreds of restaurant operators in attendance, centered on the devastating effect that upcoming laws eliminating the tip credit would have on both the restaurants and the workers who rely on tips to make ends meet.

NYSRA Meetings upcoming laws eliminating the tip credit

These meetings also generated close to 50 press stories for television, radio and print media, about the importance of keeping the tip credit in New York.  The NYS Department of Labor and Governor Cuomo recently unveiled a hearing schedule that will examine the tipped wage in New York State. The hearing schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • 10 a.m.
  • Roosevelt Little Theatre, SUNY Farmingdale, Long Island, NY

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 10 a.m.
  • Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY

Friday, May 18, 2018

  • 10 a.m.
  • Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY

Week of June 25th

  • TIME TBD, Hospitality industries only New York City TBD

The New York State Restaurant Association was active during the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York educating attendees about the hearings and encouraging them to testify. They had asked attendees to answer a simple question: “What action would you be forced to take if the tip credit is eliminated”? Stop by our meetings to share your answer with the New York State Restaurant Association, or sign up to testify at a hearing!