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What Restaurants and Other Retailers Should Know About California’s New Mandatory Sick Leave Law

Restaurants, wineries, breweries and other businesses in California may need to restructure their instituted sick leave policies following the passing of The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 and Assembly Bill No. 304 in 2015. California’s newly adopted law, which became effective in July 2015, makes employees of California businesses entitled to at least […]

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Trademarking Your Wine in the EU

  On May 20, world leaders at the World Intellectual Property Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland for a two-week conference where they adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement.  This Act would provide better protection for geographical indications (GIs) for trademarks.  GIs indicate the origin of a product which is important to many business […]

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Digital Marketing Compliance In The Alcoholic Beverage Industry

For businesses, the advantage of using social media and digital marketing is obvious. In 2012, there were over 901 million monthly active Facebook users and over 465 million Twitter users. These social media sites, along with others such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, are now understood to be a useful tool amongst businesses hoping to influence […]