Category Archives: Disciplinary Proceedings

Negligence With The Retail Sale Of Alcohol

When you think about the responsibility that comes with serving alcohol, you would expect there to be laws in place that allow injured people to sue an establishment that serves alcohol if that establishment was irresponsible with its sales. Thankfully, … Continue reading

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Talk About a Shitty Day at Work!

A grocery store warehouse company had a most unusual situation- someone was defecating (pooping) around the food warehouse. The employer wanted to identify the offender among its employees. It took saliva swabs of two suspected employees to use the DNA … Continue reading

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Rastafarians have a religious right to have long dreadlocks or wear caps at work

The EEOC filed yet another suit in federal court claiming that termination or refusing to hire Rastafarians with dreadlocks or long hair violated federal employment discrimination laws. In this Florida case, a hospitality company fired a Rastafarian cook at a Walt Disney … Continue reading

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Retail licensees consider yourself warned … no excuses!

Retail licensees should step-up ID practices to avoid violations during the recently announced state-wide multi-agency compliance enforcement effort.  The police can issue a criminal summons to appear in criminal court and that same report can be used again by the … Continue reading

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Customers and Regulators Claim “Liar! Liar!”

Customers and Regulators Claim “Liar! Liar!” Craft beverage producers should take note of a series of recent lawsuits and regulatory actions concerning allegedly deceptive advertising, including listing of ingredients on the label. In one recent case, Quaker Instant Oatmeal was … Continue reading

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Liquor & Grocery Stores Now Being Subject to TTB Inspections of Shelf Plans and Schematics

The federal TTB issued its first 2016 ruling (2016-1) announcing its efforts to identify non-compliance with tied house rules prohibiting breweries, wineries, cideries, distilleries and wholesale distributors from directly or indirectly influencing retailers to purchase product.  This includes giving/lending/renting/selling equipment, … Continue reading

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Monster strikes again, this time against NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch

NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch engaged in a short lived trademark fight with Monster Energy Co. over his “Beast Mode” nickname. Lynch has “Beast Mode” registered as a trademark for his apparel brand, but he filed with the United States Patent and … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot

 

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500 Foot Rule Hearings

Looking for a checklist of factors that help or hurt on-premises liquor license applications for bars, restaurants and clubs?  While this list is not comprehensive, it will give you a good idea of some of the things the Liquor Authority … Continue reading

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Rochester Nuisance Points

Restaurants, bars and clubs in the City of Rochester must be aware of the nuisance point system.  Violations of most laws will also earn the owner nuisance points[1].  Twelve (12) points within six months or 18 points within 12 months … Continue reading

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