The Eau Claire City-County Health Department, through the Reality Check 21 Partnership and Wisconsin Wins, conducts ongoing alcohol and tobacco compliance checks in accordance with Wisconsin law that prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to underage people. We’re hoping that 2013 will be the year 100% sale compliance is reached! By not selling to an underage person, establishments avoid a costly citation and also help to prevent the problems that come with underage drinking and tobacco use.
We encourage businesses that are licensed to sell tobacco and alcohol to adopt various options to increase employee skills and compliance, such as:
- Obtain additional training resources for employees
- Require employees to ask everyone under 40 years old for an ID
- Install registers that scan IDs or require date-of-birth for tobacco/alcohol sales
- Offer an incentive to employees who pass compliance checks
- Conduct internal checks
Additional information regarding the compliance check process: