Category Archives: Coronavirus Alerts

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

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.  […]

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

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

Make Downtime Productive Time With a Pawn Education Course Available modules include: Store Operations – The expectations of how your employees operate and represent your business are determined by your store operations practices, such as ethics, store appearance, security, and other day-to-day operations which directly impact the customer experience and your bottom line. Marketing, Advertising, and […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Provides Free Access to Pawn Industry Information During COVID-19 / Coronavirus Crisis

National Pawnbrokers Association unlocks free pawn industry information to non-members to aid industry during COVID-19 / coronavirus crisis Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announces a new plan to make relevant online information immediately available to all pawnbrokers for free. “We have always believed that the NPA’s mission is to protect, fight for, […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 – […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Cancels Legislative Conference

March 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The NPA 2020 Legislative Conference Has Been Cancelled Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus Concerns Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has cancelled the NPA Legislative Conference which was scheduled for April 21-22, 2020, in Washington, amid concerns relating to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic. The NPA leadership understands the anxiety […]

Coronavirus Resources & NPA Events Update (Ongoing)

Updated March 16, 2020 4:30pm CST. News around the COVID-19 Coronavirus is changing daily. Like all of you, NPA is monitoring the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The NPA 2020 Legislative Conference Has Been Cancelled Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus Concerns Last week, we shared our plans to continue monitoring the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak impact in […]