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New York Restaurants Set For Battle Over ‘SWEAT’ Wage Theft Bill

The New York State Senate is poised to pass an employee-friendly bill that would amend New York’s lien law to enable employees to, upon filing a wage claim, obtain a temporary lien against their employer’s (or alleged employer’s) assets. A substantially similar bill was passed by the NYS Assembly...

Thoughts On Saving NYC’s Oldest Tavern And Beloved Small Businesses

Last month it was reported that Neir’s Tavern, a 190-year-old watering hole with the claim of being New York City’s oldest bar was shuttering. The owner of the famed bar that appeared in Martin Scorsese’s iconic film Goodfellas...

Tip Credit Remains and Lien Bill Vetoed

We’re providing you with important updates... and, great news to start the new year. First, the hospitality industry Tip Credit will remain in effect. Second, the Lien Bill was vetoed by Governor Cuomo. You can read about both issues below.

NYSRA Names Erie County’s Rob Free As Its 2020 Board Chairman

NYSRA recently announced the appointment of Rob Free as its chairman of the board for the year 2020. Free is currently in his 16th year with Be Our Guest Ltd. serving as Vice President, Food & Beverage for...

Gov. Cuomo Presents New York Restaurants With Special Holiday Gift

With the release of a NYSDOL report about wages and payment practices, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that he is ready to sign off on the restaurant industry saving findings and move forward

Seven Years Of Making NYC Hospitality Better

Earlier this month, the NYC Hospitality Alliance celebrated its 7th Anniversary representing and serving restaurant and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs at the chic Ascent Lounge.

Workers’ Compensation: A Safety Overview

A safe workplace is a key component in not only controlling injuries, but also in controlling your Workers’ Compensation cost. Creating a safe workplace...

For New York, City-Level Policy Is Key Battleground for Restaurants

At the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA), our advocacy team has been busy working to clearly convey our members’ perspectives and the very real impact these policies would have on them.