Expanded indoor dining and a loosening of the restrictions on restaurants and bars does not appear to be in the cards anytime soon. The State Department of Health remains very concerned about the potential spread of Covid-19. A recent report from the CDC that found 40% of people who tested positive for Covid-19 had eaten…

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In response to recent outbreaks linked to colleges and universities across the country, Governor Cuomo directed the State Liquor Authority to increase efforts to ensure bars and restaurants in areas where college students gather are abiding by all public health measures. The Governor called out recent violations in Cortland, Dutchess, Madison, Monroe, Oswego, and Schenectady…

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The Association’s Workers’ Compensation Safety Group members can take advantage of a full catalogue of courses to help reduce worksite injuries offered by our Group Manager, Fleury Risk Management. You’ll need a login to take advantage of the SafetySkills courses which you can obtain by contacting Fleury Risk Management. Here are some of the featured…

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The State has released detailed guidance for indoor dining in New York City. It’s consistent with the summary guidance unveiled by Governor Cuomo eariler this week. The detailed guidance explains and elaborates on the elements of the summary of the restrictions below: Guidance for Indoor Dining in New York City 25 percent occupancy limit Temperature…

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced indoor dining in New York City will be allowed to resume beginning September 30th with a 25 percent occupancy limit. All restaurants that choose to reopen will be subject to strict safety protocols, including temperature checks, contact information for tracing, face coverings when not seated and other safety protocols. Bar…

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Reminder: Policy Renewals Have Been Issued Reminder to all ESRTA Safety Group 554 members that your NYSIF workers’ compensation insurance policy renewals for the 9/30/2020 – 9/30/2021 policy period have been issued.   At this time, we encourage all Group Members to thoroughly review their renewal policies and contact our office if there are any…

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July was a very difficult month for New York’s restaurants and taverns. The US economy is under the greatest stress since the Great Depression with the hospitality industry smack dab in the center of the distress. Add in the unprecedented restrictions on your operations and the swarming enforcement effort to ensure compliance and it’s clear…

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Our workers’ compensation insurance safety group (#554) with the NYS Insurance Fund declared a 40% dividend for qualified and participating members of the safety group. Additionally, for participating and qualified group members, your renewal will be issued with a 25% advance upfront discount. The combination of the discount and dividend add up to 65% savings…

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The Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers to lead the Association in the year ahead at its meeting last month. The new officers include Brian Butler, President; Ron Ferguson, Executive Vice President; Tommy O’Toole, First Vice President; Tammy Timmerman, Treasurer; Angela LoBiano-Barone, Recording Secretary; Jack McCarthy, District 1 VP; Pete Caiola, District…

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Governor Cuomo’s office issued a press release with updated information on the State Liquor Authority’s enforcement activity. There’s a link in the release to a downloadable list of the premises that have had their licenses suspended or have had charges filed against them.

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