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July 2013
17th-21st
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
New Orleans, LA
Talesofthecocktail.com
August 2013
12th
RETAILERS ALLIANCE 45
TH
ANNUAL
GOLF OUTING
Tam O’Shanter Country Club, Brookville, NY
8:30am – 9:00pm
Evelyn:
, 516-482-2756
September 2013
9th
MARTIN SCOTT WINES GRAND PORTFOLIO TASTING
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
1:00pm – 6:00pm
RSVP Amanda Walsh,
12th
BOYS & GIRLS TOWNS OF ITALY WINE
& SPIRITS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER
Honoring Diageo's Joe Lehane
Crest Hollow Country Club
Cocktails 6:30pm, dinner to follow
, 212 980 8770
15th – 18th
Savour Australia 2013
Adelaide, South Australia
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Sept. 29th – Oct. 2nd
NBWA 76
TH
ANNUAL CONVENTION
Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV
nbwa.org/convention
October 2013
1st-2nd
TRI-STATE FOOD EXPO
Meadowlands Convention Center, Secaucus
Tri-statefoodshow.com
17th – 20th
2013 NYC WINE & FOOD FESTival
Trade Day, Friday, Oct. 18th
nycwff.org
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[New York State Restaurant Association]
Will Paid Sick Leave Make Workers
Want to Stay Home?
On May 8
th
, the New York City Council approved the city’s
first Paid Sick Leave law (PSL) for all employers in the City of
New York. It is clearly one of the most extensive—and arguably
burdensome—of its kind.
Starting April 1
st
, 2014, the PSL will require New York City
restaurants with 20 or more employees to provide 40 hours of
paid sick time per year, and it will impact those with 15 or more
employees starting October 1st, 2015. In a surprise to many, the
law also requires employers under those thresholds to provide
unpaid sick leave to their employees.
Employees will begin accruing one hour of sick time for ev-
ery 30 hours they work as soon as they are hired but can take
sick time after working for 120 days. The PSL covers all employ-
ees, including part-time employees.
New reporting obligations
under the law include the need
to provide a written notice to
employees of their rights under
the PSL and the maintenance of
records for a period of two years
relating to the use of leave time under the PSL. Alleged viola-
tions of the law will be investigated by the City’s Department of
Consumer Affairs and fines can reach $2,500 per breach. And
don’t ask for a doctor’s note—you can only do that if the em-
ployee takes off more than three consecutive days.
The PSL did not factor in the unique operational structure
of the hospitality industry. The PSL does not allow for employ-
er-mandated shift swapping, thereby allowing an employee
NOT to choose to accept a shift swap in lieu of a paid sick day.
Nor does the PSL address the nuances of the catering industry,
where employees who agree to cover events for one or two days
a week will now be able to call in sick for such events. Finally,
employers can only mandate sick time be taken in increments
of four hours. That means an employee could call in sick for four
hours of an eight hour shift leaving operators with the logistical
nightmare of finding a replacement for only four hours, or hav-
ing two employees report in for the same work for half of a shift.
The New York City Paid Sick leave law is not the first in the
country; and it will, undoubtedly, not be the last. Legislation
in New York City is often the catalyst for the spread of similar
legislation across the country. The PSL is yet another challenge
for operators in this busy economic climate.
To learn more about the New York City Food Waste Challenge, visit:
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