2019 Policies Outline What’s on Tap for California Breweries

//2019 Policies Outline What’s on Tap for California Breweries

2019 Policies Outline What’s on Tap for California Breweries

By Joel M. Van Parys and Kent J. Sprinkle, Carothers DiSante & Frudenberger LLP 
January 14, 2019

2019 brings new laws, regulations and court decisions that place additional stringent requirements on California breweries. Our goal is to help breweries understand the new requirements and whether changes are needed to get you back focused on making and serving great beer. Here is what you need to know to keep your brewery in compliance in the new year.

Sexual harassment

In addition to employees, investors can now be sued for sexual harassment. This means that sexual harassment is prohibited for any person that holds themself out as being able to establish a business or professional relationship with the alleged victim. As a result, breweries need to be aware of conduct by both their employees and owners. For example, if an investor in the brewery stops by the pub and has inappropriate conversations with customers or employees, then the brewery could be responsible for the harassing conduct.

 

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