Governor Cuomo Announces 16 Additional Liquor License Suspensions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state has suspended liquor licenses for 16 additional bars and restaurants in New York State after finding egregious violations of pandemic-related Executive Orders, bringing the total number of liquor licenses suspended during the coronavirus pandemic to 217. Over the last week, the state’s multi-agency task force — led…
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Reopening Update

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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State Crackdown on Bars & Restaurants Moves Upstate

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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SafetySkills Courses Available

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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NYS Posts Guidance for NYC Indoor Dining

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 Cuomo Announces NYC Indoor Dining Reopens at the End of the Month

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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Workers’ Compensation Group Update

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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Reopening Update

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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Workers Comp Safety Group Reports Dividend, New Group Manager

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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New Leadership Elected

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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Update on SLA Enforcement

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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Update on SLA FAQs on New Food Requirements

As previously reported, the State Liquor Authority posted FAQs about the new food requirement which can be viewed here. Our discussions with the SLA today offer these additional clarifications: Food from outside sources is still permissible to meet the food requirement providing the licensee has the appropriate food available to meet the requirement. Allowing this…
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