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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 […]

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 […]

MULTI-STORE OWNER PROFILE: Top Loan Pawn – Deep in the Heart of Texas

Johnny and his team wanted to expand the company’s market share and loan base. When existing businesses came up for sale, they acquired them. “These stores were in good traffic areas, with potential for growth. We viewed this as an opportunity to expand and bring our business model to new areas,” says Johnny. Multi-store owners […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces New Member Benefits

National Pawnbrokers Association offers pawnbrokers three new member benefits focusing on legal protection and business services Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is proud to announce new additions to the roster of benefits NPA members will receive in 2020. The new benefits include LegalShield, Best Pawnbrokers to Work For Program, and Operating Performance Benchmark.  […]