Dear Family and Friends – Good afternoon!  Today is the day we have been waiting for—Key to NYC, New York City’s vaccine mandate comes into full effect and it's been one week since the HERO Act was activated.  Please read below for what you need...

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Dear Friends and Family - New day, new developments, new concerns, new solutions. Well, it’s been exactly two weeks since we last spoke, and it’s about two weeks until the Key to NYC vaccine mandate becomes mandatory.  In addition, over the last two weeks we...

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Good Afternoon - Happy August 16th, everyone!  Did you open your inbox this morning to find the City of New York’s guidance on how to implement “Key to NYC”, NYC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate? Go check.  I will wait.  Yep, be sure to check your SPAM...

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Dear HL Clients, Friends and Family, Many of you have reached out since New York City announced the “Key to NYC Pass”, which requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for employees, guests, and vendors in the indoor dining setting. The new mandate takes effect on August 16,...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act) requires nearly ALL employers in the state to adopt a health and safety plan to protect workers form future airborne infectious disease outbreaks.  Similar to the  NY Forward Plan, you must...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, We humans think we are so smart.  The top of the food chain, masters of our domain, the only true "intelligent" life on earth. And here we are getting our brilliant asses kicked over and over by this simple but crafty microorganism...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, Yoohoo!  Hello Dearly Elected? Have you forgotten about us?  The restaurant industry that you were supposed to “save” with all that federal money?  Yeah, the RRF, the very same program that you were so eager to take credit for as a shining...

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How Sweet It Is!!

June 24, 2021

Dear HL Clients and Friends, Isn't it just so sweet to be back in the shit?  Isn't dealing with a skeleton crew staff and clueless DOT inspectors and the resurrection of Landy and all the usual hospitality hurdles less bothersome these days?  There is something comforting about handling the hassles that we...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, Curfews are ending, indoor dining capacity is just about at full blast and your bartenders can finally listen to those awkward tinder dates up close and personal again. In other words: New York is back, baby and so is your staff so...

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Following strikes and work stoppages in April of this year, fast food workers held a press conference on May 16, 2013, to call attention to a recent report detailing “wage theft” in their industry. The report claims that of the 500 New York City fast...

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