News From TTB – Offer In Compromise

Source: TTB November 16, 2018 For briefing offers in compromise of liabilities and/or violations incurred under sections 4181 and 4182 and Chapters 51 and 52 of the Internal Revenue Code and/or liabilities and/or violations incurred under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. OFFER SUBMITTED BY (Name and address) OFFER IN COMPROMISE Elgin Beverage Co. 300 Miles…

Labor Department abandons Obama-era ’80/20 rule’

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday rescinded prior guidance known as the “80/20 rule” that has long prohibited employers from using the subminimum wage for non-tipped side work. The department updated a 2009 opinion from then-acting wage-and-hour division administrator Alexander Passantino that sought to clarify the field operations handbook that explains the wage-and-hour regulations…

FDA FORGING AHEAD ON NICOTINE REGULATIONS

Source: Cowen November 1, 2018 THE COWEN INSIGHT Earlier today, FDA Commissioner Gottlieb announced that the agency is “committed to announcing a new action plan by mid-November” specifically to address youth use of e-cigarettes. Herein, we offer updated analysis on the impact of raising the minimum purchase age to 21 (for combustible cigarettes), as well…

Texas wants to lower legal blood alcohol limits to .05

Local police share their thoughts Source: https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/ By John Austin Oct 31, 2018 Texas is tough on drinking and driving, but not tough enough, according to new research. A Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute national poll shows that 54 percent of Americans approve lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration – BAC – while driving…

Coloradans For Safety Becomes Newest ABL State Affiliate Member

Coloradans For Safety Becomes Newest ABL State Affiliate Member BETHESDA, MD – OCTOBER 30, 2018 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce that Coloradans For Safety (CFS) has joined as ABL’s newest state affiliate member. With its growing membership roster of off-premise Colorado retailers, CFS joins like-minded state retail alcohol associations in…