Convenience Stores Designated as Essential Businesses

Homeland Security recognizes the c-store industry as critical workforce infrastructure By NACS Online // March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security yesterday released updated coronavirus guidance identifying the essential critical infrastructure workforce during the ongoing national emergency. Earlier this week, NACS sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging the agency to designate convenience stores, their…

New Paid Time Off Rule Takes Effect April 1st

Labor Department says the requirements aren’t retroactive By NACS Online // March 25, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into law by President Trump last week, created new paid time off requirements for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. The language of that law indicated that it take effect within 15 days of the…

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…