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Can “Assistant Managers” Render A Restaurant Strictly Liable For Sexual Harassment?: PART I

Restaurants, like other businesses, are generally operated through a corporation or limited liability company, which owns all the assets of the business, including the restaurant’s liquor license.  The shareholders or members of the corporate entity sometimes participate on the management of the restaurant’s business, but often times such management is delegated to an employee manager.  It is the well-established law Continue Reading...
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WHEN DOES HAPPY HOUR RETURN IN MASSACHUSETTS?

Future may bring more drink specials, with a potential amendment to Massachusetts’ prohibition of “Happy Hour” specials.  The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) will be conducting public hearings this summer to gage the public’s opinion on whether the State’s current legislation banning “Happy Hour” drink specials should be amended.   For the past 28 years, the State has prohibited “Happy Hour” Continue Reading...
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WHEN RETAILERS PURCHASE LIQUOR FROM OTHER RETAILERS

Recent ABCC decisions show the risk of purchasing from other nearby or out-of-state retailers. The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) routinely disciplines package stores, restaurants and bars for buying liquor from other retailers, or for holding such liquor on their premises.  Under Massachusetts’ law, a retailer is prohibited from purchasing alcoholic beverages from any source other than a wholesaler. 138 Continue Reading...
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MORE RESTAURANTS AND BARS MAY ARRIVE IN BACK BAY

Quota on liquor licenses in Back Bay confronted. With new hotels and restaurantuers seeking to take advantage of the Back Bay’s strong economic climate, the Back Bay has seen recent pressure to increase the total number of liquor licenses permitted within the neighborhood.  The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, however, has traditionally opposed new liquor licenses being transferred into Continue Reading...
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