OR 

FSIS & Industry Working Together to Keep Supply Lines Full

Thank you for the extraordinary effort that you and your staff are giving to meet the demands of consumers. You are to be commended for the services you have provided to your communities. I know these are trying times as you work to keep your supply lines full and protect your staff from contracting the []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

PPP helps businesses keep their workforce employed during COVID-19

Program Overview The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

WASHINGTON The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

Paid Sick Leave Law Update

UPDATE PROVIDED BY: Rick Alaniz,Alaniz Law and Associates,20333 State Hwy 249, Ste. 272,Houston, TX 77070 (281) 833-2200 The House bill was passed by the Senate, at least as it relates to FMLA and sick leave, were left virtually unchanged. Therefore, for purposes of the AAMP members, the following are the most significant points: The law []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

SICK LEAVE & FMLA UPDATE

SUMMARY OF SICK AND FMLA LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA) Overview FFCRA effective on April 1, 2020 and sunsets on December 31, 2020 Leave requirements apply to employer with less than 500 employees Two Weeks of Sick Leave (including childcare) Two weeks (total of 80 hours) of paid leave for full-time []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

What do I do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

In recent days there have been a lot of questions about what you should do if you have an employee that tests positive for COVID-19. There has been no clear step-by-step direction from regulatory agencies as to how you should precede other than what the patient who tested positive should do. This is partly due []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

COVID-19: Small Plants and Inspection Personnel

There has been a growing concern in recent days about FSIS inspectors possibly spreading the COVID-19 virus as they travel between plants on their daily assignments, as well as the number of inspection personnel coming into plants. AAMP has addressed these concerns with FSIS and have had good discussion with the agency. Inspector travel between []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

How do I handle Employees and Company Policies during this time?

Here is a sample company policy you should put in place immediately and communicate with Employees: Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4 F [37.8 C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com

HR 6201: Paid Sick Leave

This update comes to AAMP from Alaniz Law Associates (March 18, 2020) In light of the numerous school closures, AAMP members should be aware that in seven states: Arizona, California, Michigan New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, school closings caused by a public health emergency are a qualifying reason to take paid []

favicon of http://www.aamp.com