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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Redefine Full-Time

April 4, 2014

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Redefine Full-Time

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 248-179 April 3 in favor of the Save American Workers Act, which would redefine "full-time" employment under the Affordable Care Act.

Federated Insurance Unveils Employment Practices Network

February 7, 2014

Federated Insurance Unveils Employment Practices Network

NATSO Chairman’s Circle member Federated Insurance unveiled new resources designed to help clients manage human resource issues, including new government regulations, employment law changes, employee-related litigation, employee termination, improper documentation processes and other situations that can expose your organization to a potential lawsuit.

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

January 1, 2014

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued again in 2013 when five students received $5,000 each to put towards their studies.

How, when and by whom do you train your employees?

October 25, 2013

How, when and by whom do you train your employees?

Truckstop operators share how, when and by whom do they train their employees?

Engage And Train Employees For Long-Term Success

October 25, 2013

Engage And Train Employees For Long-Term Success

Employees are the glue that holds businesses together, yet hiring and keeping excellent staff are the most challenging aspects of nearly every business. Natso members and human resources experts are getting creative to ensure their locations are filled with employees who care.

Truckstop Operators Get Creative To Find, Hire And Keep Top Employees

September 1, 2013

Truckstop Operators Get Creative To Find, Hire And Keep Top Employees

To find and keep top talent, operators are constantly looking for potential employees and are thinking out of the box during the interview to gain deeper insight into applicants. Once hired, training and engaging employees helps keep them onboard, benefitting both the business and the customers it serves. “Great organizations capitalize on their people,” said human resource expert Michelle Fenton who spoke during The NATSO Show 2013 in Savannah, Ga. “The only thing that makes me stop with you instead of your competitor 20 miles down the road is the people who are inside of your business. People are going to stop because of the people they’re interacting with, not just the product you’re selling.”

Attend Federated Insurance's Risk Manager Seminar and Get a Competitive Advantage

August 2, 2013

Attend Federated Insurance's Risk Manager Seminar and Get a Competitive Advantage

In collaboration with NATSO, Chairmans' Circle member Federated Insurance is offering NATSO members access to their upcoming Risk Manager Seminar to be held September 9 - 11 in Owatonna, Wis.

Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

July 3, 2013

Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Late yesterday, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers with more than 50 full-time employees will not be required to provide insurance coverage for their workers until 2015.

Federated Healthcare Webinar Available to NATSO Members

June 24, 2013

Federated Healthcare Webinar Available to NATSO Members

NATSO Chairman's Circle member Federated Insurance recently hosted a webinar for more than 600 business owners regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Facilitated by Federated’s in-house PPACA professional, webinar participants were provided with information on the implementation of the healthcare legislation and what it could mean for the future of their own health insurance program.

Final Rule Published on Employment Wellness Programs

June 3, 2013

Final Rule Published on Employment Wellness Programs

Final rules on employee wellness programs allow employers to increase incentives and penalties to encourage workers to participate in employee wellness programs such as smoking cessation and gym memberships. The final rules implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act and include clarification on the reasonable design of health wellness programs and the reasonable alternatives they must offer to avoid prohibited discrimination.

Kent's Korner: Big Company Best Practices, Small Company Charm in S.C.

April 18, 2013

Kent's Korner: Big Company Best Practices, Small Company Charm in S.C.

South Carolina-based Garvin Oil has the best practices of a large company and the speed, flexibility and southern hospitality of a small company.

NATSO Training Manual Now Available

April 15, 2013

NATSO Training Manual Now Available

NATSO now offers a Truckstop and Travel Plaza Training Manual. The manual, which is available at a discounted rate to NATSO members, is designed to help operators create their own store- and company-specific operations training manual.

Timeline Helps Small Businesses Plan for Health Insurance Changes

April 8, 2013

Timeline Helps Small Businesses Plan for Health Insurance Changes

When the President signed the healthcare bill into law, the clock started to tick on a variety of changes. Whether it is new taxes or new mandated requirements on the insurance purchased in the small group and individual insurance markets, this timeline developed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses provides a quick glance at ch

Bill Moon Scholarship Awards Raised to $5,000

March 18, 2013

Bill Moon Scholarship Awards Raised to $5,000

The NATSO Foundation Bill Moon Scholarships have been increased to $5,000. Five $5,000 scholarships now will be awarded this year.

Calming Complainers

November 1, 2012

Calming Complainers

Addressing complaints can show people that you’re human and give them a solution to their problems, but to make the most of the situation, it can help to know the type of complainer.

Hire and Keep 'A' Players

November 1, 2012

Hire and Keep 'A' Players

When a company is clear about its values, hiring only ‘a’ players need not be an overwhelming task.

May 1, 2012

Best Truckstop Customer Service Tips

NATSO members talk about what things make a good overall customer experience.

Teach Your Kids the Truckstop Business

May 1, 2012

Teach Your Kids the Truckstop Business

Children who go to work at their parents’ S Corporation or C Corporation will be subject to FICA and income taxes, but will be taxed at a lower bracket than their parents.

Final Week to Apply for 2012 Bill Moon Scholarship

April 9, 2012

Final Week to Apply for 2012 Bill Moon Scholarship

2012 Bill Moon Scholarship will be accepted until this Friday, April 13.

Helping the Next Generation, The 2011 Bill Moon Scholarship Recipients

January 1, 2012

Helping the Next Generation, The 2011 Bill Moon Scholarship Recipients

Truckstop and travel plaza employees and their families can apply now for the 2012 Bill Moon Scholarship. Applications are available at http://www.natso.com/natsofoundation/billmoonscholarship. The deadline is April 13, 2012.

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