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Unfunded, Paid Vacation Mandate

Advocates of Mayor de Blasio’s unfunded, two-week paid vacation mandate rallied at City Hall in support of the proposal. In advance of this rally, the NYC Hospitality Alliance & many other small business representatives...
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Don’t Let Small Talk Cause an Explosion

Over the years I have viewed many consumer surveys regarding servers, their appearance, attitude, and menu knowledge. I have never seen an article in the general press dealing with their salutation or small talk—until now.
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4 of 5 Small Biz Owners Fear Layoffs From Vacation Mandate

Small business owners across the five boroughs fear layoffs and curtailment of their operations if New York City adopts an unfunded mandate requiring employers to provide employees with two weeks of paid vacation.
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How Many Restaurants Are Enough?

I’m starting to hear more and more of them within the industry, that there are “Just too many restaurants.” In order to answer this question, it occurred to me to look at what we do have, and see what some qualified sources say about this...
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Enough Already! Halt The Costly Mandates On New York’s Businesses

This hearing focused on legislation mandating that small businesses provide employees with up to two weeks paid vacation. This is in addition to the one week of paid leave employers are already required to provide...
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Regulating NYC Street Vendors

Last month, the NYC Hospitality Alliance’s Andrew Rigie and Max Bookman participated in a press conference and City Council hearing about proposed NYC street vendor legislation.
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Protecting the Brand (or Reputation)

Social media has created a “walking on eggshells” environment in many of the top brand executive suites and has given birth to a “protect the brand reputation” mentality. Some have not been totally successful in doing so, as you will see.
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NYC Restaurants Shed Jobs And Industry Urges Gov. Cuomo To Save...

We have data confirming our fear: full service restaurants in New York City are shedding jobs. It’s no surprise why. Increasing labor costs, burdensome regulations, and high rents are putting unprecedented economic pressure on our city’s small business owners.