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(as April 13, 2020) Recently the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the U.S. Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve) announced additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in financing for the American economy through programs authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This includes the establishment of new programs and the
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    April 6, 2020                                                                                   Contact: Timothy R. Rugh Executive Director [email protected]  USITC Announces Major Action to Stem 3-A China Counterfeits McLean, VA – The United States International Trade Commission on April 3 announced it will let stand a sweeping order in support of a complaint by 3-A SSI to block the imports of any
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply
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(as April 1, 2020) For many affected businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)  provides opportunities to receive assistance or relief in order to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the act is $349 billion allocated for loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to small businesses and
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(as of March 27, 2020) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act, which was passed by the Senate and the House includes significant provisions that affect American citizens personally and professionally. Importantly, the CARES Act is a stimulus bill that releases over $330 billion of federal funding to help maintain
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MEMORANDUM TO:  FPSA Members             FROM:  Matt Malott, FPSA Chairman and David Seckman, FPSA CEO RE:  Essential Critical Workers During COVID-19/Key Informational Links ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As our country comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure
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March 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact: Eric Schweitzer Director, Standards & Certification [email protected]   3-A SSI Releases New Sanitary Standard for Automated Milking Installations, Number 102-00 McLEAN, Virginia – 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. announces the publication of the first 3-A Sanitary Standard for Unitized Equipment for Automated Milking Installations, Number 102-00.  The new standard
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FDA Issues Temporary COVID-19 Policy for Receiving Facilities and Importers   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to temporarily not enforce supplier verification onsite audit requirements for receiving facilities and importers under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. The FDA will not be
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