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NATSO Blog: January 2016

Paper Towel Dispensers Mounted Outside The Allowable Reach Ranges

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Americans with Disabilities Act

Bathrooms are common offenders of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design; architects, contractors and facility managers often miss important details. For example, paper towel dispensers have specific height and clearance requirements lined out in the Standards. A dispenser must be proper height from the floor, with an adequate area for the individual to move in order for it to be considered accessible for those that are disabled.

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Can You Ask For A Waiver For Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Human Resources

Can the company request an employee, including a pregnant worker, to sign a waiver from liability, due to potential danger of on-the job injury sustained or harm sustained, at the hands of a mental health patient who is a resident of our facility? Would a request for waiver of liability expose the company to pregnancy discrimination, based on terms of employment, work conditions, or any other employment terms?

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Understanding the EMV Shift for In-Store and Fuel Island Transactions at The NATSO Show

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Technology

For merchants, including truckstop and travel plaza operators, complying with the EMV shift—the move to align credit and debit cards in the United States with proprietary chip technology—is extremely complex and expensive. However, merchants have to adopt EMV-compliant devices or assume the liability for fraudulent transactions.

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New NATSO Member Benefit: Member-Only Content

Posted in: Truckstop Business

Exciting news! Late last year, NATSO launched a redeveloped website that allows for member-only content.

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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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