Advisory from the NYS Department of Labor on Unemployment Claims

NYS Labor Department Implements a Filing System and Extends Hours to Address the Influx of Unemployment Claims and Make Process More Efficient for Claimants Providing Unemployment Insurance benefits is DOL’s number one priority, and everyone who is entitled to UI benefits will receive them in a timely manner. To that end, we are implementing a…
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Special Notice for Members of ESRTA Workers’ Comp Safety Group Members

Our Workers’ Compensation Safety Group Manager, Risk Management Planning Group, are here to assist you during these difficult times. They have contacted the New York State Insurance Fund and have been advised that during this extraordinary event, they want to assist those policyholders that are facing severe downturns as a direct result of this situation. If…
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SLA Updates Guidance, Adds Q & A on Takeout and Delivery, and Allows Product Returns to Wholesalers

The State Liquor Authority has published updated guidance to help on premise licensees understand the temporary privileges to sell alcohol for off premises consumption and they provided answers to some questions to help make the guidance more clear. It’s posted here . In addition, the SLA has issued an advisory that clarifies how you can…
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State Liquor Authority Issues Guidance for Off Premise Sales by Bars, Restaurants & Taverns

The State Liquor Authority has issued guidance for the off premises sale of wine and liquor by bars, restaurants, taverns and other on-premises licensees. It permits on premises licensees to sell for off premises consumption any alcoholic beverages they’re licensed to sell for on premises consumption. It limits those sales to any closed and sealed…
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NYPD Gets Instructions for Bar & Restaurant Closing Enforcement

The NYPD has been given instructions for how to enforce Mayor DeBlasio’s Executive Order closing bars and restaurants in New York City…
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Coronavirus Update

The Coronavirus outbreak that was first detected in China, spread worldwide and has now landed squarely here in New York State. This virus causes a disease called COVID-19 and can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is…
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Legislative Update

The coronavirus situation is having an impact on the state budget process – both the process and the policy. The Governor, the legislative leaders, and their senior staffs are focused on addressing coronavirus leaving less time to work on the state budget and the numerous policy issues embedded in it. We still expect the budget…
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Plans for 2020 Golf Outing Announced

It’s that time of year again, time to make your plans to attend the Association’s Annual Golf Outing. We’ve renamed the event the “Cleo Emmer Outing” in honor of our longtime member and golf committee member. We’re once again hosting the outing at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. This year’s outing will be held on…
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Coronavirus Update

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont have announced a regional approach to combatting the novel coronavirus throughout the tri-state area. These uniform standards will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, effective 8 PM tonight. This follows updated guidance that the Centers for…
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Coronavirus Update

This is a fast-moving crisis and there have been a lot of developments in just the past few days. Anecdotal reports over the weekend show that the social distancing guidelines that were issued by Governor Cuomo last week were broadly ignored. Many public officials have been calling for closing bars and restaurants in New York…
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DOH has issued Interim Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces

DOH_COVID19_LargeGatheringPublicSpaceGuidance_031320-Final.pdf
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Coronavirus Update

Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that starting today (Friday) at 5:00PM any event with more than 500 people will have to be cancelled. The Governor also said that venues in the state that seat less than 500 people will need to reduce their capacity by 50 percent – that is if you have a capacity for 100 you…
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