Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Paid Sick Leave Changes to the FMLA and FLSA: Deadline to Notify Your Employees Using the Poster Published by the Department of Labor Is April 1, 2020

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April 1, 2020 is the deadline for employers with fewer than 500 employees to display the poster in a conspicuous place in each of your stores or by providing it via email to every current employee who is teleworking. Do not fail to provide this notice to employees by April 1, 2020. The poster is entitled “Employee Rights: Paid Sick …

Team GRC Outreach during the COVID-19 Emergency

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March 26, 2020 Since March 1, 2020, the Government Relations Committee has been engaged on a daily basis in  responding to questions posed by members either through the NPA Office or directly to Fran Bishop as GRC Liaison,  reviewing, preparing and issuing GRC Updates for all pawnbrokers on legislation pending in Congress to address issues related to pawnbrokers and pawn …

Families First Coronavirus Act

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Employer Paid Leave Requirements March 26, 2020 This Update covers information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor on the Phase 2 legislation, formerly described as H.R. 6201. The NPA will continue to update this information as more details become available. The information below supplements the Government Relations Update posted on March 20, 2020. We …

Pawn Employees Work Travel Sample Letter – Pawn Store Employees Should Not Be Prevented from Getting to Work

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Please see to the template sample text below. Please note, the National Pawnbrokers Association Does Not Provide Any Form of Legal Advice. ALERT: Pawnbrokers should watch for any declarations from their city or county governments about pawn stores being allowed to operate, or not. Then, if needed, contact those city or county offices for clarification ASAP.  Once you are ‘forced’ to …

Memorandum for Financial Services Sector, Department of the Treasury, Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

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On March 22, 2020 the Department of the Treasury, Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, issued a “Memorandum for Financial Services Sector.” Please read or download below. For NPA’s Team GRC guidance on this topic, click here to read the article Pawnbrokers are “Financial Institutions” under Federal Law; State Laws May Vary

NPA Offers New Pawn Training Courses to All Pawnbrokers, Free to Members

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Make Downtime Productive Time With a Pawn Education Course Summary: Certified Pawn Professional modules offered as stand-alone training courses to all pawnbrokers One free module each year for NPA members or can be purchased by all pawnbrokers The NPA Board of Directors and NPA membership committee have made the decision to offer the Certified Pawn Professional modules as stand-alone training …

Emergency Paid Leave Provisions of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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    Updated March 20, 2020 On March 17, 2020, NPA’s Team GRC summarized H.R. 6201’s provisions affecting pawnbrokers as employers in terms of this legislation’s “emergency paid leave” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This Update shows changes to that prior information, which were made in the final bill enacted by Congress March 18, 2020. Changes are …

Division E of H.R. 6201’s “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act” Revised March 20, 2020

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Updated March 20, 2020 On March 17, 2020, the NPA’s GRC provided information on Division E of H.R. 6201 that had passed the House of Representatives. This Update covers the final version of H.R. 6201 enacted by the Senate and signed by the President on March 18, 2020. You will receive a revised Update on Division C separately. Information changed …

Pawnbrokers are “Financial Institutions” under Federal Law; State Laws May Vary

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March 18, 2020 NPA’s Team GRC is glad to provide guidance to Members who have asked for clarification of whether pawn stores are “financial institutions” like banks and credit unions, and whether as “financial institutions” pawnbrokers qualify as “essential businesses” that may be exempt from shelter or closure orders that some states and localities are issuing. We all know that …

Emergency Paid Leave Provisions of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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March 17, 2020 NPA’s Team GRC obtained a summary of what H.R. 6201, a bill that could be enacted today, means in terms of emergency paid leave. This Update is only a briefing on the official summary on Division C – the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The provisions in Division E – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave …

What I Wish I Had Known…

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Start-up tips from veteran pawnbrokers Starting your own business and keeping it running successfully is no easy task.This Content is for Members Only