Posted on | January 20, 2015
Written by | Diane Weiss
As we kick off 2015, we are all very concerned about saving money and complying with regulatory requirements, while at the same time protecting our businesses. The NJLBA has applied for a grant from the Department of Labor to conduct free training programs to assist our members. Below is a brief description of the classes being offered:
Technique of Alcohol Management (TAM):
The course is structured to offer a variety of problem-solving techniques as they relate to businesses selling beverage alcohol for consumption on- and off-licensed premises. A TAM-trained alcohol server is one who has learned to balance the responsible sale of beverage alcohol with the day-to-day service of his/her customers. For participating establishments there is a possible discount on insurance offered by certain companies.
ServSafe and ServSafe Recertification Classes:
New Jersey retail food rules (chapter 24, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines) require that if a food establishment is classified as a “Risk type 3” food establishment there must be at least one certified food protection manager on site, per shift, who is responsible for food safety operations. Through the ServSafe training program, food managers will become knowledgeable of the latest FDA Food Code and New Jersey’s food safety regulations. For those managers that have already taken the ServSafe class but need to be recertified, we also have a ServSafe Recertification class.
New Business /Compliance Training (ABC Bootcamp):
This class will cover a wide range of compliance issues with regard to owning and operating a New Jersey bar, restaurant and tavern. The program is designed to ensure that new business owners are aware of the responsibilities, laws and regulations attached to the sale of beverage alcohol and the operation of a liquor establishment. The course will assist owners in achieving success in the operations of a new business venture. New business owners are not the only members that can benefit from this program. Existing licensees and staff may want to attend this training to brush up on the rules and regulations.
Fake Identification Training:
This comprehensive course assists licensees in the growing trend of the use of fraudulent identification documents. Sessions utilize the latest intelligence and identification techniques to counter emerging technology that is used to produce high quality, authentic-looking counterfeit identity credentials that are readily available via online marketplace. This class is excellent for servers, bouncers and management.
Dates and Data
As training dates and locations for all of these programs become available they will be posted on our website at www.njlba.org. If you are interested in taking any class or hosting a class at any time contact Kristina at our office and have your Tax ID number available. If you are not already an NJLBA member, now is the perfect opportunity to JOIN. Please contact the NJLBA at 609-394-6730 or at 1-800-LBA-0076 or, should you have any questions or require further information. This is an excellent opportunity to get your training requirements up to date, protect your license and become an NJLBA member.