Understanding Nova Scotia's Liquor Control Act: an exploration of employee perception
LE3 .A278 2023
Bachelor of Business Administration
This dissertation explores the perceptions of liquor laws and serving practices of industry workers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The study finds that there is a general lack of understanding, compliance, and regulation of the Liquor Control Act (R.S., c. 260, s. 1.). This paper identifies various factors that are believed to contribute to the over-serving of alcohol, including avoiding undesirable interactions, lack of knowledge of, or belief in, current liquor laws and a desire for profit. The study also explores the serving practices at Nova Scotia wineries and golf courses and provides a careful analysis of the Liquor Control Act (R.S., c. 260, s. 1.). Based on the findings, it is recommended that owners of liquor distribution establishments mandate responsible serving training for all employees to protect themselves from legal repercussions. Additionally, the paper suggests that legislators review the wording of the Liquor Control Act (R.S., c. 260, s. 1.) to ensure more realistic and equitable regulation of the industry. Small sample size and self-reporting bias are some limitations to this research. There are numerous topics that should be considered for further research based on the findings presented in this dissertation. The perception of liquor laws and practices by Liquor Inspectors, the relationship of cart girls and golfers, the drinking culture in Nova Scotia, and the relationship between managers and lower-level employees within the industry are all topics that should be considered for future research.
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