Posted on | September 9, 2015
Written by | Diane Weiss
Take advantage of free programs to keep staff up to date.
The NJLBA has received our 2015 Grant from the Department of Labor to conduct free training programs to assist our members with their training needs and state requirements. 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) requires 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 learn the latest FDA Food Code and New Jersey’s food safety regulations. A ServSafe Recertification class is also available.
–Business/Compliance Training (ABC Boot Camp): This business/compliance training 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 and existing business owners are aware of the responsibilities, laws and regulations attached to the sale of beverage alcohol and the operation of a liquor establishment. Even the most seasoned licensees may want to attend with their managers and staff and brush up on the rules and regulations.
–Fake Identification Training: This comprehensive class will help individuals accurately spot fraudulent identity documents—a critical skill necessary for licensees and their employees to assist in the prevention of underage drinking.
–Challenges Facing Today’s Licensees: This new innovative training program will assist the licensee in a game plan to ensure that an establishment will remain safe and violation-free. Some topics to be covered will include the use of promoters, undisclosed interest issues, tax implications and disqualified employee issues.
As training dates and locations for all of these programs become available they will be posted on our website at njlba.org. If you are interested in taking a class or hosting a class at any time contact the NJLBA office.
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 (800) LBA-0076 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.