In most states, the greatest liability risk to a licensed business is the service of alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 21. Policies to reduce this risk require constant training, supervision, and strong sanctions against anyone violating policies in this area.
The RBS Nightclub recognizes the importance of not serving alcoholic beverages to any person under the legal purchase age of 21. All employees will under no circumstance serve and person appearing to be under the age of 25 who does not have acceptable identification, even when with a parent or guardian. When a person is refused service due to insufficient identification, information about the event should be recorded in the incident log. Management who observes a violation of this policy will take disciplinary action against the employee including job suspension or termination.
a. Minors will not be served alcoholic beverages by any member of our staff or by any other guest. All guests who appear to be under the age of 25 will have their identification checked if they order alcoholic beverages. If they present identification that is not valid, they will be refused service and asked to leave.
b. Acceptable forms of identification are strictly limited to:
1. Valid drivers license
2. Valid passports
3. Valid U.S. military identification
4. Nebraska ID card
c. Identification will be carefully checked to ensure against alteration, forgery, and counterfeit. This requires a thorough knowledge of the identification cards of the particular state in which the establishment is located near the establishment. When there is any doubt, use an identification-checking guide for other states. When checking identification, it should be removed from the wallet of case.
d. Parents and spouses, are prohibited from furnishing alcohol to minors, children, or spouses.
e. If a person, who appears to be a minor has an alcoholic drink, the server should ask for identification. If the person is underage, the drink should be removed from the guest after saying, "I will have to take this drink from you," and he/she should be informed that it is illegal for them to consume alcoholic beverages on the premises. If the guest is with their parents, they should be informed that state law forbids the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, and the drink should be removed. Other servers should be notified, and the manager should be informed. Information should be recorded in the incident log.
f. If alcohol-serving facilities where minors are permitted, they will politely be told that only guests over the age of 21 may consume alcoholic beverages. Serve only one drink at a time to companions of the underage person, and notify other servers that the person is underage.