The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) was passed rapidly by the House and Senate, and signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The Act contains an unprecedented response by the federal government to the national health emergency by mandating paid sick time and paid family medical leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will have to take immediate action to prepare to comply with the new law which goes into effect on April 1, 2020.

Jason Resnick

On Wednesday, WG President & CEO Dave Puglia sent a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that USDA take action to guarantee the payment of all legitimate PACA trust claims, to the extent these claims are not satisfied by the available PACA trust assets. In other words, USDA would cover the difference between what the buyer can pay and the seller is owed. 

Cory Lunde

The State Department announced today that it is taking additional steps to increase the processing of H-2A visa holders through consulates around the world. These modifications, including the expansion of interview waiver eligibility, will ensure that the majority of H-2A processing can continue. The specific steps are summarized below:

Cory Lunde

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