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BREW ON PREMISE – WHAT’S THE STATUS?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In Massachusetts, a brewer producing beer for mere personal or family use, and not for sale, does not need any license to do so.  Should the brewer intend to brew and sell its beer commercially however, licenses are needed at both the national level, through the Alcoholic and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Continue Reading...
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A RESTAURANT’S LIABILITY WHEN IT’S SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN GOES TOO FAR

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In November 2012, it was reported that the venerable Papa John’s Pizza restaurant chain is facing a $250 Million Dollar lawsuit by its customers who claim they were “spammed” by Papa John’s as part of an overly aggressive social media campaign.  In particular, the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit alleged that Papa Continue Reading...
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TIPS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH MASSACHUSETTS WAGE AND TIPPING LAWS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C:  In 2004, “An Act Protecting the Wages and Tips of Certain Employees” (the “Act”) was ratified by the State of Massachusetts to improve and further the protection of restaurant service employees and waitstaff.  The Act amended several sections of M.G.L. c. 149 and c. 151, making changes to allow employee inspection of payroll Continue Reading...
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WILL A NEW STATE BILL “CHOKE” SMALL RESTAURANTS?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In Massachusetts, any restaurant with a seating capacity of 25 persons or more must have on premises, while food is being served, an employee trained to render assistance to any patron who is choking. M.G.L. c. 94, s. 305D; 105 CMR 590.009(E).  Though little known, this law was established in 1980.  On October Continue Reading...
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TRANSFERRING CONTROL OVER YOUR LICENSED BUSINESS WITHOUT APPROVAL CAN RENDER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Under Massachusetts law, any individual or corporation may transfer any existing alcoholic beverages license held under ch. 138 to another individual or corporation, provided that the local licensing authority and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) approves the requested transfer. When licensed businesses transfer managerial duties or other privileges of a license to Continue Reading...
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