October 1 is notable in North Carolina as a day when many newly enacted laws become effective and this year, there are two in particular to which we would call your attention. The first allows licensed gun owners with legal conceal and carry status to enter any bar or restaurant even while carrying a concealed…Read More »
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the use of polystyrene within the city has generated over 1,000 letters of opposition to the City Council according to a story by QSRweb.com. A proposal to eliminate the use of polystyrene was also contained in Foodworks – A Vision on Improving the NYC Food System (page 70). …Read More »
New York City’s appeal of the Supreme Court decision invalidating Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on larger sweetened drinks was rejected by the First Division of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division. The appeals court upheld the lower court ruling that the law was unconstitutional. Despite being rejected by two separate New York’s Mayor’s office says it…Read More »
The ins and outs of keeping your Dunkin’ Donuts afloat are enough to fill your days and maybe even your nights, but the government likes to add to your challenges. With laws and regulations involving paid sick leave, higher payroll taxes and added meals taxes, Uncle Sam is putting his two cents into your business.…Read More »
As we enter into the summer months, we look forward with anticipation to barbeques, sun-filled days, beaches, vacations – and plans to attend the DDIFO National Conference.
For the last few years, the conference was held at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut and the speaking outline for the conference was kept under wraps until Labor Day. That all changes this year.Read More »
Last year with much fanfare, the City of New York, through its Board of Health, called for a ban on the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces, in restaurants, concessions and other eating establishments. Such sale was not banned in supermarkets. Advocates, led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, claimed that the ban was necessary to…Read More »
Rising health care premiums. Minimum wage increases. Paid sick leave. Bans on large sugary drinks and Styrofoam containers. Running a business has plenty of challenges even before the government gets involved. And get involved they have: federal, state, and local governments are all looking for ways to squeeze more money out of businesses and individuals,…Read More »