Important- The Alliance Has Moved! Update Our Address
The New York City Hospitality Alliance is delighted to announce that we have moved our office to a new location. Please note our change of address and phone number for your records.
New York City Hospitality Alliance
65 West 55th Street, Suite 203A
New York, NY, 10019
Food Carts, Fines & Maximum Size- New Laws Take Effect
The Alliance advocated for new laws that have taken effect, which enhance enforcement against food carts that operate unlawfully and unscrupulously. These new regulations tighten up the renewal of permits, limit the maximum size of carts and assign fines to the permit holder. We believe these laws will reduce conflicts between brick & mortar restaurants and fair-minded food cart operators. Read more about these laws here ›
Survey: Important HR Questions
The Alliance has been working closely with dozens of human resource (HR) professionals and individuals with similar responsibilities within the NYC hospitality industry. Through regular communication with these professionals, we discuss hot topics, share industry best practices and seek out solutions to many workforce issues.
To better inform the NYC hospitality industry in these HR-related matters, we ask NYC restaurants, nightlife venues and hotel establishments to complete this brief survey by 5pm on Monday, May 20th, 2013. Please note that this survey is designed to be taken by the person within your company who oversees the HR function, such as an on-site HR professional, an executive manager or the owner. If this is not you, kindly forward this email onto your colleague who is best suited to respond. Click here to participate in our survey! ›
Answers to Paid Sick Leave Questions
Less than 24 hours after the Earned Sick Leave Act passed, The Alliance hosted a seminar 'An In-depth Look at the Sick Leave Act and Its Impact on Your Business’ which was attended by nearly 100 NYC restaurant, nightlife and hotel operators.
If you were unable to attend our seminar, you can access the seminar information and find out more about how The Alliance will prepare you for the implementation of this new law. Click here for Q&A ›
Action Alert- Sidewalk Cafe Reform
Action Alert Update - It's not too late to contact your City Council member...
On May 7th 2013, The Alliance's Executive Director Andrew Rigie and Legislative Counsel Rob Bookman testified at a City Council hearing in support of several bills that we have been advocating for, which if passed would make it easier for restaurants to apply for, renew and operate sidewalk cafes in NYC.
Read our alert to find out what these important bills will mean if this pending legislation passes Click here to read full alert and our testimony from the hearing! ›
Alliance Brief on Tipping Laws
In support of NYC restaurant operators, The Alliance, through the work of our labor counsel, Carolyn Richmond and her team at Fox Rothschild, prepared and filed an 80 page Amicus Brief ("Friend of the Court Brief"), on several critical issues that could change which classification of employees are eligible to participate in a restaurant's "Tip Pool."
The Alliance's brief strongly outlines why employees such as captains, maitre d’s, and others should continue to be eligible to receive tips and participate in a "tip pool."
The Court of Appeals will now consider multiple issues, including those set forth in The Alliance's amicus brief before issuing a definitive ruling on this matter. While this continues to be a very tough road, we feel confident our voice is being heard in this multi-faceted issue.
The case is set for oral argument later this month. The Alliance will keep you up-to-date on this court case. Click here to read full alert and learn more! ›
NYC Checklist for Required Signs for Restaurants and Bars
Restaurant and nightlife businesses are required to post a variety of federal, state and city signs & permits conspicuously to their employees, customers and inspectors.
Keeping track of all of them can be time consuming and confusing!
Wouldn't it be great if your business had a comprehensive checklist of all required postings??? Now you do! Click here for more information & to download the checklist ›
Food Trucks & Your Brick & Mortar Business
On April 17, 2013, The Alliance testified at a NYC Council hearing on proposed legislation that would create designated mobile food truck vending locations and parking spaces around NYC.
The Alliance has spoken with multiple supporters and opponents of this legislation and we have carefully considered its implications. We have determined that the concept of assigning locations around the city from which mobile food trucks can vend may have validity. The proposal would also consider input on designated locations from multiple stakeholders, such as brick & mortar restaurants, food truck operators, community boards, Council Members and others. Click here to read more ›
New City Permit Procedures for Places of Assembly
As part of the NYC Hospitality Alliance's ongoing advocacy efforts to work cooperatively to streamline New York City government for restaurant and nightlife establishments,today we report another Regulatory Reform.
Local Law 2 of 2013 becomes effective May 7, 2013 and will impact both new and existing Places of Assembly (PA). PA spaces are locations where more than 75 people gather indoors or more than 200 people gather outdoors. Read Here for More Information About the Procedures ›