SNAP Program Updates

By National Grocers Association (NGA) // March 25, 2020 SNAP Emergency Allotments Issues The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump last week, provides emergency allotments to households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) up to the maximum monthly allotment per household. USDA is in the process…

FDA Issues Final Cigarette Warning Label Rule 

Manufacturers must include graphic labels on at least half of the pack’s front and back By NACS Online // March 18, 2020 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final rule requiring cigarette health warnings for cigarette packaging and advertisements, which will be published in the Federal Register today. In October, NACS filed a letter on the proposed…

FDA Issues Warning Letters on Flavored E-Cigs

The agency is conducting compliance checks to look for unauthorized vape products By NACS Online // March 13, 2020 WASHINGTON—This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 22 warning letters to online and brick-and-mortar e-cigarette product retailers and manufacturers across the country who sell flavored, cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products advising…

How HR Can Navigate COVID-19

Legal experts shared advice for HR professionals at the NACS 2020 HR Forum March 13, 2020 // By Sara Counihan* DALLAS—The NACS 2020 HR Forum took place this week with a timely discussion on the current legal and legislative landscape for employers, with COVID-19 front and center of the discussion. Attendees were briefed by Arthur…

Using GRATs In A Down Market

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* Creating a grantor retained annuity trust (commonly referred to as a “GRAT”) is a relatively simple way to transfer property to your children at virtually no gift tax cost. Between the impact of the  Coronavirus and wild stock swings in the stock market, a great opportunity to transfer wealth…

Retailers Support Transition to Data-Rich Barcode

Study shows retailers, brand owners are ready to move beyond UPC. By NACS Online // March 09, 2020 EWING, N.J.—A research study from GS1 US, the information standards organization for supply chains, reveals that 82% of retailers and 92% of brand owners support transitioning from the universal product code (UPC) to a data-rich two-dimensional (2D)…