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REQUIRED SIGNS POSTED IN LICENSED PREMISES

The NYS Liquor Authority requires that certain signs be posted conspicuously in all licensed premises. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in your being cited for the violation of the New York State Liquor Authority regulations. It can even result in the closing of your establishment for several days. Don’t risk it.  Know the rules!

You must conspicuously post a sign or poster that states: Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.

A copy of this sign can be obtained free of charge from the New York State Liquor Authority. You must conspicuously post a sign that states: No person shall sell or give away any alcoholic beverages to:1.  Any person under the age of twenty-one years or 2.  Any visibly intoxicated person.

A copy of this sign can be obtained free of charge from the New York State Liquor Authority. You must post, in a wooden frame and in prominent place, your LIQUOR LICENSE. Violation of any of the above regulations can result in a civil penalty for each day of violation.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance And Disability Benefits

It is most important that every licensed premise has readily available proof of an up-to-date policy covering Worker’s Compensation Insurance And Disability Benefits. You must be ready to show this proof to a competent authority upon demand.  So make sure that any employee acting in charge of the premises at any time can produce this proof when necessary.

Failure to have proof of an up-to-date policy available to show to a competent authority can result in your establishment being closed for several days.  Furthermore, you could be arrested if the insurance has lapsed.

If you are cited for the violation of any of the above regulations, it is wise to seek the advice of your attorney.  These are serious violations of the rules and regulations of the New York State Liquor Authority.  Such violations can prove to be very costly!

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