Gov. Dayton says bills to override local wage, sick rules aim to tamp salaries

From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS (2/8/17): Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is not a fan of the Republican Legislature’s move to override cities’ wage and sick rules. “This is about the business community trying to keep wages down in Minneapolis and St. Paul,” the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor said Wednesday. (Duluth may soon consider a paid leave… Read More

MLBA Supports Uniform Statewide Labor Standards

There is currently a bill at the State Capitol to support statewide labor standards. MLBA and our members have been at several House and Senate committee hearings in support of the bill HF500 and SF580 Below is the testimony that Executive Director, Tony Chesak, gave at the February 8, House Committee hearing. Mr. Chair and Members… Read More

MLBA Legislative Day is A Success

The annual MLBA/MMBA Legislative Day at the State Capitol was 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 were all FREE for MLBA and MMBA members! The day started out with a legislative Briefing with MLBA Leaders and… Read More

MLBA Statement on Sunday Sales Legislation Passing House Commerce Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2017 Contact: Leslie Rosedahl, 651-353-1818 News Release MLBA Statement on Sunday Sales Legislation Passing House Commerce Committee ST. PAUL, MN – Tony Chesak, executive director of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, issued the following statement in response to Sunday sales passing the Minnesota House of Representatives Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon: “We’ll continue to educate… 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

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!"