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June 18, 2020

Can My Retail Store Reopen Yet?

by Randi Padilla, Legal Intern

Data is current as of June 17, 2020 As the country begins to recover from the novel coronavirus, many states have taken first steps in reopening their e...

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June 18, 2020

Re-Opening Best Practices: Follow Guidelines to Avoid Whistleblower Actions

by Jamie Cutler, Legal Intern

As stores reopen around the country, guidelines are set to prevent and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and should be followed by everyone in our industr...

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May 19, 2020

Security Advice from JSA Regarding Store Re-Openings

by Jewelers Security Alliance

*While JVC does not promote the re-opening of in-person retail businesses, we are committed to providing the jewelry industry with valuable guidance on an a...

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May 7, 2020

Best Practices for Jewelers to Avoid Legal Liability When Reopening Stores During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Tom McCorkmick, JVC's Sponsor Partner at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

For nearly all retailers, reopening during a global pandemic is an unprecedented event. The concerns and unknown risks about how to conduct business during...

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May 8, 2020

We Got a PPP Loan: Now What?

by Sara E. Yood, Esq., Senior Counsel

Although it was plagued with issues and money seemed scarce, some small businesses in the jewelry industry were able to secure loans from the Paycheck Prote...

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April 22, 2020

JVC Supports Volunteer Lawyers for Arts COVID Response 

by Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

JVC is proud to support Volunteer Lawyers for the Art's COVID response. Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is the leading legal aid and education organ...

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April 2, 2020

Small Business Administration Loans: What You Need to Know

by Sara E. Yood, Senior Counsel

To help businesses affected by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is making two types of loans available to eligible small businesses. The fi...

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March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cyber Attacks on The Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Business

by Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has come a rise in cyber-attacks and scams by criminals looking to profit from the turmoil. From phishing email and t...

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March 27, 2020

Call to Action: Tariff Relief

by JVC

The JVC has joined the Americans for Free Trade Coalition to ask Congress for tariff relief during this time. Americans for Free Trade is sharing the Fei...

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March 27, 2020

Formlabs Support Network for COVID-19 Response

by [email protected]

JVC supports Formlabs as they reach out to the 3D printing community to connect those in need of healthcare-related supplies with those who have engineering...

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March 27, 2020

Quick Facts on Federal Corona Virus Stimulus Package for Jewelers 

by Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

As many of you know, the Senate passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on March 26, 2020 titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("...

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March 26, 2020

Pandemic Marketing: The Law Still Applies!

by Sean

With many jewelry businesses forced to close their in-person operations around the country, many of you may be ramping up your digital marketing efforts wit...

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March 24, 2020

Cash for Gold: Rules You Need to Know Before Purchasing from the Public

by Sara E. Yood, Esq. Senior Counsel

In times of uncertainty, people have often turned to gold as a source of wealth and financial stability.  Consumers know that gold retains value, and often...

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March 24, 2020

JVC Supports National Retail Federation Letter to White House

by Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

JVC is proud to act as signatory in support of a letter organized by the National Retail Federation and sent to the White House asking for federal support r...

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March 20, 2020

Operating in a Crisis: Advice from the Front Lines

by our partners at the Accessories Council

From our Partners at the Accessories Council:    Operating in a Crisis: Advice from the Front Lines     SHIPPING  Andrew Rotondi Chief...

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March 23, 2020

Can I Stay Open? - Impact of Closure and Shelter-in-Place Orders on Jewelry Businesses

by Miya Owens, Esq.

Updated April 28th, 2020 Can I Stay Open? - Impact of Closure and Shelter-in-Place Orders on Jewelry Businesses With the nation hit by the COVID...

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March 18, 2020

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program 

by Tiffany Stevens, President & CEO

To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses...

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March 19, 2020

Employment Law Quick Hits

by Sara E. Yood, Senior Counsel

At JVC, we are working to provide you with resources you can use as you navigate these uncertain times due to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus).  Below, pl...

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September 20, 2019

JVC CEO Guest Stars On The Jewelry District Podcast

by The Jewelry Industry Authority

Check out the latest on The Jewelry District with our very own CEO Tiffany Stevens interviewed by JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Ro...

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July 27, 2018

FTC Revises Jewelry Guides

by Kurt Sohn, Legal Intern

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission released its final revision to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (1...

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August 29, 2017

Womens Jewelry Association Honors Cecilia Gardner And Jo-Ann Sperano

by Kurt Sohn, Legal Intern

JVC is delighted to announce that at the 2017 Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence ceremony in New York, two JVC stars were recognized! Ce...

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August 29, 2017

Keeping Race/Color Discrimination Out of Your Business

by Kurt Sohn, Legal Intern

Racial discrimination, which is outlawed in the United States, continues to lead to costly enforcement decisions and lawsuits against businesses across the...

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August 29, 2017

Don't Miss JVC's Upcoming Webinars

by Kurt Sohn, Legal Intern

This webinar will delve into the nuts and bolts of contract law for jewelers, including what you must disclose...

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August 29, 2017

Are You At Risk?: The FCPA And Anti-Bribery Compliance

by Kurt Sohn, Legal Intern

Does your jewelry company do business with any foreign third-parties? For many of our members, the answer is yes, thus you should be aware of the Foreign...

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