MLBA Has New Membership Director

The MLBA is pleased to announce that Tom Klauda has joined the MLBA staff as our new Membership Director.  Tom’s initial focus will be to compile our all-new Allied Member Buyers Guide for members of MLBA. This guide will give great value to members of MLBA and should help strengthen our membership levels. Tom will also… Read More

Final Overtime Regulations Announced

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule raising the bar for exemption from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Most notably, the rule raises the salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions from $23,660 annually ($455/week) to $47,476 annually ($913/week). Thus, any employee paid a salary of less than $47,476 will… Read More

Update: Mpls Sick & Safe Leave Public Hearing

Update, May 19, 2016. 72 weighed in on Minneapolis sick and safe ordinance during public hearing yesterday (May 18th). At yesterday’s Minneapolis hearing on the proposed sick and safe leave ordinance, 50 supporters and 22 with concerns addressed the Council. The Council heard a fairly comprehensive list of concerns, including several from Coalition members. Special thanks… Read More

Sunday sales amendment fails in Minnesota House

Legislators show strong support for current smart and balanced alcohol regulations and “Mom & Pop” small businesses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2016 CONTACT: Leslie Rosedahl, 651-353-1818, on behalf of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association, and Teamsters Joint Council 32. (ST. PAUL, MINN.) – Today (May 12,… Read More

Mpls Workforce Fairness Coalition Update

Coalition Update, May 9, 2016 Coalition Meeting This Friday, 10:00 a.m. The Workforce Fairness Coalition will meet this Friday (May 13), 10:00 a.m. at the Minneapolis Chamber office to discuss driving turnout to a May 18 public hearing on sick and safe leave. Please plan to attend and continue to encourage members and friends to reach out to Councilmembers.  Click here for a web form to… Read More

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!"