Compliance- Pre and Post Livery Fund
Prior to the creation of the livery Fund in 2010, Livery Bases were not as compliant with the law, as the law was very unclear. the Livery Fund made the law clear for base owners and drivers, thus giving both the knowledge of what their rights and responsibilities are
The attached is a listing of livery bases found non-compliant with the law from 2002 through 2015. The decrease in the number of non-compliant livery bases is staggering. It is a true testament that the livery fun is working to keep livery bases compliant with the law.
Cases referred to No-Fault
Under the Livery Fund Law (Article 6G of the Executive Law) if a livery driver does not meet the qualifications for coverage by the livery fund, the driver is entitled to benefits from his/her no-fault insurance carrier. Prior to the creation of the livery Fund in 2010, livery drivers not only faced years of litigation of the issue of entitlement to benefits, but had to endure years of being unable to receive proper medical care and wage benefits. Now what used to take 5 years only takes approximately 6 week. Since the creation of the Livery Fund, livery drivers now receive their benefits at a rate that could only have been dreamed of prior to 2010. Again, this is a true testament that the livery fund is law working and working for the benefit of the livery drivers.
Attached is a listing of all cases referred by the Workers' compensation Board to No-Fault from 2010 through 2015.