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Compliance Corner: NATSO Toolkit Outlines UST Requirements

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Compliance Corner

Several new requirements related to underground storage tanks (USTs) have taken effect over the past few years. As fuel retailers, most NATSO members own and operate USTs for motor fuels and must comply with state and federal regulations. To help truckstop and travel plaza owners stay current on UST requirements, NATSO has compiled a regulatory toolkit outlining the latest UST standards.

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Compliance Corner: Menu Labeling Requirements Take Effect Next Year

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues, Operations, Compliance Corner

Beginning in May 2017, chain restaurants and “similar retail food establishments,” including many convenience stores operated by truckstop owners and operators, will be required to post calories for prepared food items they sell.

The menu labeling rule applies to any retail establishment with 20 or more locations, including franchises, operating under the same name, offering for sale substantially the same menu items, that sells food that is intended for consumption soon after being purchased.

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Compliance Corner: Understanding Requirements Surrounding Tobacco at Your Truckstop

Posted in: Compliance Corner

All retailers that sell tobacco are subject to sales and marketing restrictions. Pun­ishments for violations are severe. It is imperative that all NATSO members that carry tobacco products understand their legal obligations as tobacco retailers.

There are several key issues operators should be aware of...

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Compliance Corner: New Overtime Rules Take Effect December 2016

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Human Resources, Compliance Corner

In May 2016, the Department of Labor finalized new rules governing which employees are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rules, any employee earning less than $47,476 per year ($913 per week) is entitled to overtime pay (at least 1.5 times their normal salary) for all hours worked per week in excess of 40. Nondiscretionary bonuses may count toward up to 10 percent of an employee’s salary if they are paid on a quarterly or more frequent basis.

The new salary threshold will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016.

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Compliance Corner: Stay Current on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Requirements

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues, Marketing & Retail, Compliance Corner

Many of the convenience stores within truckstop and travel plaza redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and those who accept SNAP will need to comply with forthcoming requirements that are designed to provide greater varieties of food and prohibit SNAP recipients from purchasing ineligible items.

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