Coming Soon: New Mandatory Training Requirements for over 1,000,000 “Alcohol Servers” In California – September 1, 2021 will be here quickly.
The ABC is hosting industry seminars to roll out proposals for the new training requirements for “Alcohol Servers” based on AB 1221, which the Governor signed into law last year. (See Cal. Business and Professions Code §§25680 – 25686.) The first seminars were last week, and more will follow. We applaud the ABC for paying attention to this requirement at this time -- the deadline is close, and the closer it gets the more difficult it will be to manage the process.
Managing the training for large employers will be an organizational hassle for store and restaurant managers and HR departments. For small employers -- especially local restaurants -- it may be business-threatening unless attention is paid now to the lead time necessary to complete the training. This is the most serious industry-wide training program ever attempted in California.Read More