Not all licensees can deliver alcohol in Pennsylvania. However, a transporter-for-hire license allows a company to transport alcohol throughout Pennsylvania.
There are three types of transporter-for-hire licenses. Class A permits the licensee to transport liquor and malt or brewed beverages to customers. » Read More
On July 1, 2022, the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (“ABC”) issued an updated special ruling implementing new craft brewery regulations that were first issued in 2019. The initial 2019 rollout faced significant objections by New Jersey Brewers, requiring the ABC to go back to the drawing board and review them prior to implementation. » Read More
As a result of increased focus on employee rights and safeguards, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently implemented new wage and hour regulations under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. These new regulations, which became immediately effective on August 5, 2022, make significant changes for employees who receive tips or service charges. » Read More
On July 15, 2020, Governor Wolf announced new statewide mitigation efforts in response to the recent increase in coronavirus cases in the western part of the state. While these mitigation efforts were described as “surgical and targeted,” these new executive regulations affect all operations of bars and restaurants throughout the Commonwealth, despite, as recent as last week, the Governor announced that he would be leaving it up to the local governments to determine any further restrictions. » Read More
With the shutdowns of all Pennsylvania bars and restaurants and restricting them only to take-out food and beverage sales because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some licensees are faced with the decision whether to close or remain open in a restricted manner. » Read More
This blog post will contain the latest updates for restaurant, bar, hotel, tavern, brewery, winery, and distillery licensees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Pennsylvania (Latest Update: April 20, 2020, 3:45 PM). Below the updates, we included some compliance tips to think about if you choose to or are forced to close your food or beverage business. » Read More
With the recent closing of the purchase of the Sands Casino in Bethlehem by Wind Creek Hospitality for $1.3 billion, the question of the legality of video “games of skill” remains a focus and a hot topic within the Commonwealth. Many of these games are a significant source of income for many businesses, including liquor license establishments, which have been allowing them on their licensed premises since a 2014 decision in Beaver County that ruled that a video game machine manufactured by Pace-O-Matic was not a “gambling device per se.” » Read More