Labor Department Issues Joint Employer Rule

The final rule reverses the Obama-era FLSA interpretation in line with NACS comments By NACS Online // January 13, 2020 ALEXANDRIA—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Sunday released its long-awaited Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “Joint Employer” rule governing when one business may be legally responsible under federal wage and hour law for another company’s…

FDA Statement on Tobacco 21

On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raising the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes—to anyone under 21. Effective immediately, retailers must…

C-Store Retailers Say Sales Rose in 2019

NACS survey finds record-high retailer optimism for the first quarter of 2020 By NACS Online // January 02, 2020 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Convenience retailers overwhelmingly said their sales increased in 2019, according to U.S. convenience store owners surveyed by NACS, the trade association that represents the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Three in four retailers (74%) said…

Gas Stations Rush to Upgrade to Chip Technology

The industry faces an October deadline for EMV compliance at the pump By NACS Online // January 08, 2020 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Starting in October, fuel pumps must be equipped to handle chip card transactions or retailers risk liability for any counterfeit fraud that might occur at that station, Bloomberg/Detroit News reports. Gas stations had asked that…

Don’t Miss OSHA’s Submission Deadline

2019 OSHA 300A logs must be posted by February 1, 2020 2019 OSHA 300A logs must be electronically submitted by March 2, 2020 Between February 1st and April 30th, 2020, all employers covered by the recordkeeping regulation must post a hard copy of their 2019 OSHA 300A Summary in a common area of their workplace that…

Court OKs Class Action Settlement

The $5.54 billion settlement will compensate merchants for excessive interchange fees By NACS Online // December 18, 2019   ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Judge Margo Brodie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on December 13 approved a $5.54 billion settlement in the long-running litigation brought by NACS and other merchants against Visa, MasterCard and…