In This Issue:
  • FAQ Released on New York State Paid Sick Leave Law
  • Updated List of States on the Travel Advisory
  • ICYMI-Federal DOL Changes COVID-19 Paid Family Leave Webinar Recap
  • ABC in the News-Business groups endorse GOP candidates
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Register Today for ABC Empire State Chapter's First Ever Big Buck Competition
  • Upcoming ABC Empire State Chapter Training's
  • Empire Chapter Resources
FAQ Released on New York State
Paid Sick Leave Law
New York State's Department of Labor (DOL) released an FAQ sheet in an effort to clarify the Paid Sick Leave Law (PSL) that went into effect on Sept. 30th.

As a reminder, this law requires employers to provide all of their employees paid sick leave. The amount of leave depends on the amount of employees you have.
  • 5-99 employees companies must provide 40 hours leave
  • 100 or more employees companies must provide 56 hours leave

This law was poorly written and for that reason ABC has demanded the State to release the guidance our members need to comply with the law. We've made it easy for you to access this FAQ, simply click the button below:
In our part to make sure our members are in compliance, please join us on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:00 AM for a webinar on what you need to know about New York State's Paid Sick Leave Law. Click Here To Register.
Updated List of States on the Travel Advisory
As of yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that Arizona and Maryland have been added. Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania meet the criteria but given interconnected nature of region a quarantine is not practically viable. New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel.

The full, updated travel advisory list is below: 
  • Alaska 
  • Alabama 
  • Arkansas 
  • Arizona 
  • Colorado 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida 
  • Georgia 
  • Guam 
  • Iowa 
  • Idaho 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Maryland 
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Mississippi
  • Montana 
  • North Carolina 
  • North Dakota 
  • Nebraska 
  • New Mexico 
  • Nevada 
  • Ohio 
  • Oklahoma 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Carolina 
  • South Dakota 
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas 
  • Utah 
  • Virginia 
  • Wisconsin 
  • West Virginia 
  • Wyoming
Federal DOL Changes COVID-19 Paid Family Leave Webinar Recap
On Aug. 3, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York nullified key sections of the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules governing paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Following the court decision, on Sept. 11, the DOL revised its guidance that restricted paid leave during layoffs and furloughs, required employer consent to paid intermittent leave and required employees to provide documentation before taking leave.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, ABC and ABC National General Counsel Maury Baskin discussed how the revised FFCRA guidance impacts construction contractors and chapters on a webinar that is now available.

If you missed the webinar you can view it here.
Business groups endorse GOP candidates

The Business Council of New York State's political action committee and Unshackle Upstate's PAC endorsed Angi Renna in the 50th state Senate District, Peter Oberacker in the 51st and state Sen. Pam Helming for reelection in the 54th district. Unshackle Upstate also endorsed Assemblyman Brian Manktelow in the 130th district. 

Brian Sampson, chairman of Unshackle Upstate and president of the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, said the candidates his group endorsed "know that our taxes are too high and our business climate is too harsh." 
"[I]t's essential for our elected leaders to get our economy back on track as quickly as possible," he said. "Our organization and these candidates share two important goals: Strengthening the upstate economy and saving our upstate communities." 
ABC’s Fight Against Government-mandated
Project Labor Agreements–A 2020 Update
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Ben Brubeck, ABC National; Brandon Ray, ABC National; Nick Steingart, ABC National 

The construction industry is often a laggard when it comes to adopting the newest technologies. But even firms that adapt can fail to make the most out of their investment. Often, adopting new technologies can lead to siloed data, duplicate entries and tech support nightmares. Using a common data environment can facilitate integrations and smooth over movement of data across all project stakeholders securely in the cloud.

Join this webinar as we discuss some of the facts and fiction about construction in the cloud and share how contractors have used common data environments to maximize ROI on technology investments.
New York State Paid Sick Leave
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Time: 9 a.m. EDT
Speakers: Christopher Maugans, Goldberg Segalla; Tom Santa Barbara, Direct Advisors

As you know, as part of the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget, New York State passed a Paid Sick Leave Law that kicked in on September 30, 2020. The law requires all New York state employers, depending on the size of the company, to provide paid sick leave to employees. The amount of leave you are mandated to provide is dependent on the number of employees in your company. Join us as ABC Member firms Goldberg Segalla and Direct Advisors inform you on how to be in compliance with New York State's new Paid Sick Leave Law. You do not want to miss this vital webinar.
It's that time of year again and as you are stocking up on your hunting supplies, join ABC Empire State Chapter for our first ever Big Buck contest. Compete against your fellow members for the grand prize for the highest scored buck!

All ABC members and employees are welcome to join the contest to see who the master hunter is here at ABC.

The entry fee is $35 per person and must be received by Nov. 6th.

  • Pre-registration is required along with a $35 entry fee
  • This contest and all rules are subject to the laws and hunting regulations of New York State.
  • All contestants must be legally permitted to take deer according to the 2020 New York Hunting Regulations
  • A picture of the deer must be submitted. All entries will be assessed using the information provided at the New York tagging station
  • No out of state deer harvests are allowed
  • ABC and its sponsors are not responsible for any injuries or accidents arising from participation in this contest or any related events
  • Only deer harvested during the 2020 season during the dates below are eligible for prizes
  • The contest will run from November 7th (New York Residents Only) to December 14th, 2020 and entry deer must be tagged no later than December 14th

To register or for more information, contact Tanner Schmidt or call (585) 730-1814.
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