MLBA Legislative Day is January 25th

The annual MLBA/MMBA Legislative Day at the State Capitol will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at the “State Office Building” next to the State Capitol in Room 300S. The meeting, lunch (sponsored by IL Casualty Co.) and reception are all FREE for MLBA members! Click here to register for the event You must register ahead… Read More

Lawyer Suspended for Frivolous ADA Lawsuits Indicted

Ex – Attorney, Paul Hansmeier who had been suing our folks in the hospitality industry for at least 4 years with frivolous lawsuits for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance infractions, has now been indicted alongside a longtime partner in a multimillion-fraud and extortion conspiracy. Hansmeier had been suspended indefinitely by the MN Supreme Court back in September,… Read More

Oklahoma Passes Wine / Strong Beer in Grocery

Voters in Oklahoma passed a ballot measure that will allow grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer and wine beginning in 2018. The state estimates that as many as 5000 new liquor applications will be processed in the next year. That’s a huge expansion in the sale of alcohol in the state. Current law allows… Read More

Minneapolis Fight Continues over Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

The landmark city ordinance which requires businesses in Minneapolis to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours a year, for any employee whether they are full or part time as long as they work for at least 80 hours in a year, is being challenged in a Hennepin… Read More

New Labor Sec. Nominee is Leader in Hospitality Industry

President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Andrew Puzder, the head of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food restaurants, as his nominee for Labor secretary. Puzder, 66, is a vocal critic of government regulation and opposes a $15 minimum wage, broader overtime pay and the Affordable Care Act. Read more about it here.

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that: "With MLBA, You’re not alone!"