Grocer Checks Shoppers’ Temperatures

It’s one more way to help curb COVID-19, Connecticut grocery chain says By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 WOODBURY, Conn.—Numerous retailers are taking employees’ temperatures before they go on duty, NACS Daily has reported, but a Connecticut grocery has joined a smattering of retailers that also are checking shoppers’ temperatures  before they enter stores. LaBonne’s of Woodbury,…

Economist Sees Quick Rebound for U.S. Economy

Pent-up demand, low interest rates could fuel resurgence when businesses reopen, SOI speaker said April 16, 2020 By Angel Abcede // CSP Magazine ALEXANDRIA, Va.—While historic job losses and the current unprecedented recession in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic are real-life concerns for Americans, a resurgence of economic activity on the other end as…

How to Handle ‘Carding’ During COVID-19

We Card’s president outlines how retailers can check IDs while enforcing social distancing By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 ARLINGTON, Va.—Checking customer identification for age-restricted purchases is typically a high-touch interaction, but the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and the ensuing social distancing measures—not to mention customers wearing face masks—has upended that…

Once Again Estate Planning Is On Sale

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* It seemed like yesterday, but in 2008, the nation entered a global financial crisis, caused by a combination of artificially inflated real estate prices and behaviors by certain financial institutions ranging from speculative to criminal.  The values of publicly traded equities, as represented by the S&P 500 Index, plummeted…

COVID-19 Resources

NGA COVID-19 Website Updated Food Industry Protocol for Positive COVID-19 Test In-store Signage with COVID-19 Messaging FAQ for Employers During COVID-19 Outbreak DOL Paid Leave Poster New SNAP Emergency Allotments  SNAP State Directory of Resources

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…

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…