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QSRs To End ‘No Poaching’ Policies
Seven chains will stop practices that could limit employee wages and chance of advancement.
Posted Jul 16, 2018

Investigation: Possible 'No-Poach' Employee Agreements
Fast-food restaurants probed about restricting competition for employees and keeping hourly wages low.
Posted Jul 12, 2018

C-Stores Give People With Disabilities a Chance
With a tight labor market developing in many parts of the United States, businesses are finding success with hiring people who have disabilities.
Posted Jul 10, 2018

Retailers Use Tax Benefits to Hire Employees
Some retailers are using tax cut savings to offer better salaries and benefits.
Posted Jun 21, 2018

Text Recruiting Gives Employers Competitive Edge
Mobile-first strategy can broaden recruiting outreach and cut time to fill open positions.
Posted Jun 19, 2018

Philadelphia Eyes New Scheduling Law
Law would require retail and fast-food businesses to be more flexible in assigning work shifts to employees.
Posted Jun 18, 2018

Costco Increases Starting Pay Rate
Boost comes from savings due to U.S. federal tax cuts this year.
Posted Jun 6, 2018

Restaurants Cater to Employees
Ping pong, farm field trips and coffee lounges are among the employee perks restaurants are offering workers.
Posted Jun 5, 2018

Sheetz Courts Workers
As the chain expands, top executives worry about finding the right employees.
Posted May 25, 2018

Gig Economy Infiltrating Retail and Restaurant Industries
Companies turning to on-demand work for staffing needs.
Posted May 22, 2018

Employers Should Share All Background Check Reports Before Revoking Job Offers
Case study shows that a job offer contingency won’t always spare an employer from the burden of a jury trial.
Posted May 17, 2018

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 4%
With a tight job market, high-turnover industries like restaurants and convenience stores might find it harder to fill vacancies.
Posted May 11, 2018

Where Have All the Teenager Workers Gone?
QSRs are scrambling to find cheap labor as fewer teenagers want a part-time job.
Posted May 8, 2018

Leverage Your Brand Ambassadors
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast shows why investing in your employees pays dividends.
Posted May 2, 2018

First Fast-Food Union Takes Shape in Oregon
Burgerville Workers Union is first federally recognized fast-food workers union in the U.S.
Posted May 2, 2018

Beyond Immigration Paperwork
Today, retailers have to verify worker identity and work authorization, in addition to having their employee paperwork in order.
Posted May 2, 2018

New York City Bill to Require Anti-Harassment Training
Businesses with 15 or more employees could be required to conduct training.
Posted May 1, 2018

What HR Challenges Is the Industry Facing?
The senior vice president of human resources for Casey’s General Stores provides her insights into this question in a Convenience Corner interview.
Posted Apr 27, 2018

Sheetz Plans to Add 2,500 Jobs
Convenience store plans to fill jobs throughout its 568 locations.
Posted Apr 24, 2018

Starbucks Prepares for Racial-Bias Training
A recent incident in a Philadelphia store is prompting the company to educate employees.
Posted Apr 24, 2018

Kroger Introduces New Education Program
Company’s new long-term employee investments follow enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Posted Apr 19, 2018

Help Develop Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders
The NACS Scholarship Program helps convenience and fuel retailers retain, reward and develop the next generation of industry innovators.
Posted Mar 15, 2018

Family First at Dollar General
Retailer announces paid parental leave and adoption benefits.
Posted Mar 13, 2018

Home Depot Commits to Filling the Skilled Labor Gap
Last year the retailer launched a pilot trades training program for separating military members.
Posted Mar 12, 2018

With Labor Issues, Innovate—Don’t Invent
At the NACS Human Resources Forum in Texas this week, HR professionals from across the country are sharing their best labor practices.
Posted Mar 7, 2018

Make HR Connections at the NACS Human Resources Forum
There’s still time to register for the March 6-8 event in San Antonio.
Posted Feb 28, 2018

Addressing Harassment in the Workplace
New online training course, designed for employees and store managers, is now available through the NACS eLearning Store.
Posted Feb 27, 2018

Asking Job Applicants for W-2 Forms Is Risky Business
Employment attorneys caution against using W-2s to verify employment and salary history.
Posted Feb 22, 2018

Sheetz Jumps 21 Spots in Fortune’s Top 100 Best Companies
Convenience retailer went from 87 to 66 in the annual list.
Posted Feb 19, 2018

Protect Your Business from ICE Raids
Last week’s free NACS webinar gave retailers several simple steps to help them prepare for potential immigration raids.
Posted Feb 7, 2018

Family Express Boosts Starting Wage
The $11-per-hour starting wage continues the company’s strategy to serve the community as an employer of choice.
Posted Feb 6, 2018

Protecting Your Business From Immigration Raids
Tomorrow’s free NACS webinar will help retailers prepare for an unexpected visit from Immigration Customs and Enforcement.
Posted Jan 31, 2018

Starbucks Invests in its Employees
Company announces a new partner and family sick time benefit for all U.S. employees, as well as a second wage increase.
Posted Jan 25, 2018

How To Do Internships the Right Way
Thinking long-term about an internship program can lead to future employees.
Posted Jan 25, 2018

Japanese Convenience Stores Combat Labor Shortage With Automation
Chains are also shortening their hours because of the difficulty in finding workers.
Posted Jan 12, 2018

Walmart to Hike Starting Wage to $11 Per Hour
The discount retailer also plans to give bonuses of up to $1,000 to employees.
Posted Jan 12, 2018

Join HR Professionals at NACS Human Resources Forum
Registration is now open for the March event, which connects, informs and trains human resources professionals.
Posted Jan 10, 2018

Red Robin Announces Personnel Cuts Due to Minimum Wage Hikes
The burger chain said it will offset higher minimum wages by letting go its busboys.
Posted Jan 10, 2018

NYACS Members Testify on Employee Scheduling Proposal
Convenience retailers in New York explained how a proposed predictive scheduling system would negatively impact their business.
Posted Jan 8, 2018

CEOs Cite Top Concerns for 2018
Cybersecurity, disruptive technologies and shrinking labor pools are top concerns for CEOs at some of the largest corporations.
Posted Jan 8, 2018

Job Watch 2018
Glassdoor highlights five hiring trends observed in 2017, and five disruptions coming in 2018.
Posted Dec 21, 2017

Walmart Provides Employees With Different Payment Options
The retailer now allows workers to take part of their paycheck before payday via an app.
Posted Dec 15, 2017

Cost of a Bad Hire Can Be Astronomical
The cost of recruiting, hiring and onboarding a new employee can be as much as $240,000.
Posted Dec 14, 2017

New York Retailers Combat Proposed ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Regulations
Hundreds of convenience stores have filed comments objecting to the proposed rules.
Posted Dec 11, 2017

What Should Employers Do with Their DACA Employees?
Organizations need to be concerned about the loss of valuable employees while complying with immigration laws.
Posted Nov 16, 2017

Companies Crack Down on Bullying
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they have been bullied at work.
Posted Nov 16, 2017

Amazon Is Filling 120,000 Jobs This Holiday Season
Company has already created tens of thousands of new full-time jobs this year across its U.S. fulfillment network in 33 states.
Posted Oct 17, 2017

Bill Would Streamline Employer Reporting Mandates on Health Care
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Rob Portman introduced the legislation, which is supported by NACS.
Posted Oct 6, 2017

38 Governors Support We Card Awareness Month
Awareness month put the spotlight on retail training and education to prevent tobacco sales to minors.
Posted Oct 5, 2017

Americans Say Convenience Stores Offer Valuable Job Opportunities
Eighty-four percent of those who worked in a c-store think that the experience gave them a good foundation for their careers.
Posted Oct 4, 2017

Dollar General Provides Tuition Assistance
The retailer has partnered with Bellevue University to offer up to $8,000 for employees and an additional $2,625 for family members each year.
Posted Oct 3, 2017

Ontario Becomes Minimum-Wage Testing Ground
The Canadian province is planning to launch a dramatic 32% pay increase over the next 15 months.
Posted Oct 3, 2017

NACS Files Comments on Overtime Rule
The Labor Department requested information from interested parties about the 2016 revisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Posted Sep 27, 2017

Justice Department Won’t Appeal Obama Overtime Rule
The agency said it won’t continue to defend the extension of overtime benefits to millions of workers.
Posted Sep 6, 2017

Amazon Has More Than 50,000 Jobs to Fill
The company is hosting its first Jobs Day on August 2 at 10 of its U.S. fulfillment centers.
Posted Jul 27, 2017

Cumberland Farms Puts its People First
CEO Ari Haseotes shares how the company’s employees are the keys to success in the latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast.
Posted Jul 25, 2017

So Maybe the Robots Really Are Coming
Increasingly, more retailers are automating certain workplace tasks.
Posted Jul 20, 2017

Spinx Hosts Upcoming Leadership Opportunity Fair
Convenience retailer is offering interested applicants an opportunity for substantial career growth.
Posted Jul 7, 2017

Study Says $15 Minimum Wage Has Opposite Effect
Seattle’s second wage increase to $13 reduced hours worked in low-wage jobs by around 9%.
Posted Jun 27, 2017

Justice Department Switches Sides to Management in Supreme Court Case
NLRB v. Murphy Oil centers on whether certain employment contracts are in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.
Posted Jun 21, 2017

How to Hire a Quarter Million Workers? McDonald’s Uses Snapchat
The fast-food chain announced this week that it would add 250,000 employees this summer.
Posted Jun 14, 2017

Chipotle’s Woes Continue With Overtime Pay Lawsuit
The claim filed in federal court asserts that a federal rule expanding overtime pay is in effect despite a 2016 injunction prohibiting enforcement.
Posted Jun 9, 2017

Husl Connects Workers With Temp Retail Jobs
From Snagajob, the new venture has been called the “Uber for shift work.”
Posted Jun 9, 2017

Employees Are Failing Drug Tests
More than one in 25 U.S. workers fail their employer’s drug tests.
Posted May 18, 2017

Chipotle Launches Customizable Bachelor’s Degree Program
Business degree program integrates hands-on, applied learning with theory to accelerate career growth.
Posted May 4, 2017

Sheetz to Hire More than 3,400 Additional Employees Companywide
Open interviews will take place today at all locations.
Posted May 3, 2017

How to Develop Your Team Members
QuickChek shares pioneering front-line training at the NACS HR Forum in Nashville this week.
Posted Mar 23, 2017

Tackling Employee Concerns at the NACS HR Forum
Industry human resources professionals engage in an education deep-dive this week in Nashville, beginning with insights from RaceTrac Petroleum.
Posted Mar 21, 2017

Making New Employees Comfortable
Merit Gest revisits NACS Show education session, “Welcome Aboard!”
Posted Mar 1, 2017

Workforce Protections Hearing Focuses on Overtime Rule
NACS submitted testimony about how the final rule will have “substantial adverse effects on the retail fuel industry.”
Posted Feb 16, 2017

Chinonye ‘Chi Chi’ Omeje Joins VERC Enterprises
The Nigerian native, who was severely burned and blinded as a teenager, has been hired as a greeter following a four-month internship.
Posted Jan 26, 2017

Small Businesses Struggle to Add More Jobs
New JPMorgan Chase Institute data reveals the challenges U.S. small businesses continue to face.
Posted Jan 26, 2017

Pizza Hut U.S. Restaurants To Fill 11,000 Job Openings
The world’s largest pizza restaurant company is trying to beef up staff ahead of its biggest sales day: Super Bowl Sunday.
Posted Jan 23, 2017

Connect With Your HR Community at the NACS HR Forum
The industry’s dedicated event for HR professionals takes place in Nashville, March 20-22.
Posted Jan 10, 2017

Be a Part of the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Compensation Report
HR professionals can benefit from vital benchmarking data, but we need your help.
Posted Dec 22, 2016

More Retailers Halt On-Call Scheduling
Aeropostale, Carter’s, Disney Store, PacSun and Zumiez are among businesses that will no longer use on-call scheduling.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

Trump Taps Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary
Puzder leads CKE Restaurants Inc., which operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.
Posted Dec 9, 2016

Uber Drivers Join the Fight for 15
Workers in more than 340 cities will participate in union-backed protests today, calling for higher pay.
Posted Nov 29, 2016

Judge Blocks Upcoming Overtime Rule
In a federal ruling in Texas, a judge said the Labor Department's new regulations are inconsistent with what Congress intended.
Posted Nov 23, 2016

Labor Group Creates Walmart ‘Chat’ App
The retailer is advising employees not to download OUR Walmart’s group chat app.
Posted Nov 17, 2016

Four States Approve Minimum Wage Increases
Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington approved ballot initiatives to increase their state minimum wage rate.
Posted Nov 10, 2016

Four States Vote Today on Higher Minimum Wage Rates
Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington are all considering ballot initiatives.
Posted Nov 8, 2016

Ten Workplace Trends for 2017
Forbes lists 10 trends that will transpire in the workplace next year.
Posted Nov 8, 2016

QuikTrip, Sheetz Named Top Retail Workplaces
Fortune magazine’s list of the top 15 best workplace in retail features two convenience store chains.
Posted Nov 3, 2016

Why Women Should Enter the Petroleum Industry
Iowa takes the lead in outreach efforts to bring more females into the field.
Posted Nov 2, 2016

Tips for Sticking to 40-Hour Work Weeks
With the new labor laws on overtime kicking in December 1, here’s how managers can keep their staff at 40 hours per week.
Posted Oct 21, 2016

Women in the C-Store Industry Have Opportunity to Network
The key to successful networking is preparation.
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Being in the Business of Selling Optimism
NACS Show general session speaker Steve Gross spreads his message of optimism, authenticity and the power of play.
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Using Leadership to Drive Success
Program teaches concepts to engage employees and improve store performance.
Posted Oct 18, 2016

Controlling the ‘Burn’ of Conflicts in Family Businesses
NACS Show education session focuses on balancing the needs of family members who work together.
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Controlling the ‘Burn’ of Conflicts in Family Businesses
NACS Show education session focuses on balancing the needs of family members who work together.
Posted Oct 11, 2016

A Nice Way to Do Business
Chick-fil-A beats the competition by training employees to be polite.
Posted Oct 5, 2016

McLane Furthers Focus on Diversity with Expansion of SPARK Initiative
Initiative focuses on identifying workplace diversity opportunities through a variety of programs.
Posted Oct 4, 2016

Using Play to Teach Optimism
During the NACS Show, Steve Gross of Life is Good will share how he inspires adults to help kids in need.
Posted Sep 30, 2016

Six Reasons Successful People Invest in Their Emotional Intelligence
A NACS Show education session delves into how knowing your EQ can help you succeed in business.
Posted Sep 27, 2016

States Challenge Federal Overtime Rule
Twenty-one state officials filed a lawsuit claiming the Obama administration’s rule to extend mandatory overtime pay will place a huge burden on state budgets.
Posted Sep 22, 2016

Sheetz Named Best Place to Work for Women
Convenience store chain is ranked as one of the best places to work for women by Fortune magazine.
Posted Sep 19, 2016

Career Discussions for a New Generation of Workers
At one NACS Show education session, find out why Generation Y employees should work for you.
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Verc Enterprises Partners With Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
The regional chain will offer jobs and internships for legally blind individuals.
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Baby Boomers Are Working Longer
Recent survey suggests that the Great Recession is causing the generation to remain working for longer.
Posted Sep 8, 2016

New Jersey Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Fast-Food, Gas Stations See Highest Wage Growth
Industries offering workers entry-level jobs are experiencing wage inflation.
Posted Aug 31, 2016

Chipotle’s Social Media Rule Violated Law
The National Labor Relations Board confirmed last week that the Mexican chain’s policy wasn’t legal.
Posted Aug 24, 2016

Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations
Attendees at the 2016 Smoker Friendly Conference learn how better engaged employees will lead to world-class workplace culture.
Posted Aug 22, 2016

Overbearing Wawa Employee Goes Viral
You’ll have to watch to believe how far one Wawa employee goes to deliver customer service.
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Restaurants Struggle to Make Higher Wages Affordable
With minimum wages rising and new overtime legislation, retailers are looking for ways to cope and still turn a profit.
Posted Aug 3, 2016

Equal Pay Comes to Massachusetts
New statewide law requires equal pay among men and women for comparable work.
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Hire Right the First Time
NACS screening tool saves time, reduces costs and ensures convenience retailers make the right hires.
Posted Jul 27, 2016

Dressing for Success
Starbucks baristas can now be decked out in a range of colors and outfits that reflect their personal tastes.
Posted Jul 27, 2016

NACS Has Your Back
The only patented background screening solution is now available for convenience retailers.
Posted Jul 25, 2016

Future Workforce More Concerned With Connections, Experiences
New study suggests that college students are less concerned about chasing dollars and more interested in gaining exposure to new ideas and developing critical thinking skills.
Posted Jul 14, 2016

Starbucks Increases Employee Compensation
The company also enhances its health care benefits and makes changes to the employee dress code.
Posted Jul 13, 2016

QuikTrip, Sheetz Named Top Workplaces for Millennials
Fortune’s second annual list ranks the top workplaces for the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Engaging Employees Drives Sales
Newest NACS Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council report shows the most important driver of worker engagement is knowing management cares.
Posted Jun 22, 2016

Ricker’s to Add 200 Jobs in 2016 Hiring Surge
The additional employees will work in foodservice at more than half of the company’s 56 locations.
Posted Jun 17, 2016

Reward Your Student Workers With a NACS Scholarship
Retailers have through June 15 to encourage their college student employees to apply.
Posted Jun 8, 2016

How to Comply with Overtime-Exemption Requirements
NACS webinar outlined factors for retailers to consider when navigating the new overtime rules.
Posted Jun 8, 2016

How New Overtime Regs Affect Your Workforce
Free NACS webinar today is designed to help convenience stores understand new overtime rules and how to comply.
Posted Jun 2, 2016

How New Overtime Regs May Affect Your Business
NACS webinar series designed to help convenience stores understand the new rules and how to comply.
Posted May 23, 2016

Employers Can’t Find Drug-Free Workers
Companies increasingly find it difficult to hire workers who can pass a drug test.
Posted May 18, 2016

Sheetz to Hire 8,000 Employees Companywide
The Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For will host open interviews in three states this month.
Posted May 4, 2016

How Employee Engagement Works
Recent research from the NACS Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council shows a clear relationship between employee engagement and a retailer’s financial health.
Posted May 3, 2016

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
At Chobani, 2,000 full-time employees were given an ownership stake in the company.
Posted May 3, 2016

Colorado Considers Universal Health-Care Coverage
The state would abandon Obamacare in favor of a taxpayer-financed public health system.
Posted May 2, 2016

Full-Time Pays Off
More companies are hiring full-time employees to reduce turnover and offer better customer service.
Posted Apr 28, 2016

Walmart Seeks Better Customer Service After Raises
The company gave its employees a collective bump in pay last month with the hope that happier workers will translate into happier customers.
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Millennials Want Happiness More Than Money at Work
This generation prefers a more meaningful workplace than better pay.
Posted Apr 15, 2016

Marathon Petroleum Named Best Employer by Forbes
The Findlay, Ohio-based company topped Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of the Best Employers in the United States.
Posted Mar 24, 2016

The Real Reasons Why Young Women Quit
Young women cite a higher paying job, a lack of learning and development, and a shortage of interesting and meaningful work as the primary reasons why they leave a job.
Posted Mar 23, 2016

Kansas Legislators Block Minimum Wage Increase
Instead, they passed a bill that would ban cities and counties from establishing higher wage rates without approval from the Kansas Legislature.
Posted Mar 21, 2016

Judge Says Chipotle’s Social Media Policy Violated U.S. Labor Laws
Administrative Law Judge Susan A. Flynn ruled that Chipotle's social media policy violated the National Labor Relations Act.
Posted Mar 17, 2016

Enmarket Increases Starting Salaries and Management Wages
The Georgia-based convenience store chain is investing more than $500,000 to become a best workplace in the retail industry.
Posted Mar 17, 2016

Investing in Our People
NACS HR Forum concludes with insights from Sheetz and RaceTrac.
Posted Mar 7, 2016

NACS HR Forum Focuses on the Workforce
Human resources professionals from Weigel’s and QuickChek share insights on culture, hiring and retention.
Posted Mar 4, 2016

Raising Minimum Wage: Simple Solution to Complex Issue
An op-ed points out that policies should empower businesses to invest in their workers.
Posted Mar 4, 2016

HR Professionals Focus on Labor, Disruptive Demographics
NACS HR Forum participants kick-off day one with labor issues, industry benchmarks and key demographic trends.
Posted Mar 2, 2016

Power Up Your People
New research released by the NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council helps retailers build a culture of employee engagement.
Posted Mar 1, 2016

NACS Payroll Program Reduces Employee Fees
Program was created for NACS members as a benefit for their businesses.
Posted Feb 24, 2016

More Than 1 Million Walmart Associates to Receive Pay Increase in 2016
This action lifts the average hourly full-time rate to $13.38.
Posted Jan 22, 2016

Labor Department Issues Guidance on “Joint Employers”
Interpretation may facilitate enforcement actions for labor violations tied to temporary and contract workers.
Posted Jan 21, 2016

Pennsylvania C-Stores Pay Well Above Minimum Wage
Rutter’s, Sheetz and Wawa announced higher wages for team associates well above the $7.25 per hour minimum wage rate.
Posted Jan 19, 2016

Sheetz to Invest More Than $15 Million in 2016 to Increase Employee Wages
The company says it will accomplish that goal without slashing hours for full-time workers.
Posted Jan 13, 2016

Minimum Wage Increase a ‘Small Business Torpedo’
New York convenience store association tells state Senate that a 67% minimum wage increase would create fewer jobs and reduce benefits for workers.
Posted Jan 12, 2016

California Faces New Fair-Pay Law
Beginning Friday, a state statute will mandate wage parity for men and women.
Posted Dec 31, 2015

States Prepare for Minimum Wage Hikes
Many states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2016.
Posted Dec 17, 2015

Affordable Care Act Webinar Addresses Common Reporting Mistakes
Follow step-by-step instructions to fill out correction forms.
Posted Dec 11, 2015

Affordable Care Act Webinar Addressed Reporting Requirements
Earlier this week, a NACS webinar educated retailers on ACA requirements; tomorrow’s free webinar will tackle how to avoid common ACA reporting mistakes.
Posted Dec 9, 2015

Register for Webinars on Affordable Care Act Compliance
Two free 90-minute webinars will help c-store operators navigate reporting requirements and identify top risk factors.
Posted Dec 3, 2015

Sheetz, QuikTrip Among Best Work Environments
The two convenience stores are ranked in the top 10 in Fortune’s list of the best places to work in retail in the United States.
Posted Nov 25, 2015

Labor Exemption Changes Coming, But When?
The U.S. Labor Department rule would revise which workers are eligible for overtime and which are not.
Posted Nov 24, 2015

State, Local Governments Tackle On-Call Practice
Retailers with workers on call for work might run into trouble in some areas because of new regulations.
Posted Oct 16, 2015

Cumberland Farms Participates in White House Summit on Worker Voice
Ari Haseotes of Cumberland Farms will join private sector leaders who share a commitment to making their workplaces more fair, productive and prosperous.
Posted Oct 6, 2015

National Labor Relations Board Announces New Standard
Franchisors, contractors and firms that use workers supplied by other companies should be aware of the new joint employer status.
Posted Sep 25, 2015

New York Governor Proposes $15 Minimum Wage
Wage hike would apply to all New York residents statewide.
Posted Sep 14, 2015

How the Expansion of Joint Employer Liability Can Affect Your Business
Upcoming webinar will explain recent court decision’s impact on labor and franchisor relationships.
Posted Sep 4, 2015

Franchises to Be Affected by New Labor Standards
NLRB’s expansion of ‘joint employer’ standard likely to impact franchisor-franchisee relationship, increasing franchisor liability.
Posted Aug 28, 2015

Employee Background Checks: Know Your Liability
Webinar guides employers through the potential minefield of employee background checks under new federal policy.
Posted Aug 27, 2015

Chipotle Planning Massive Hiring Event
QSR leader plans to hire 4,000 employees in one day, as part of strategy to win in tightening labor market.
Posted Aug 25, 2015

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Vacations
Forgoing time off could cost you a promotion, according to a recent study.
Posted Aug 17, 2015

The ACA Is Here to Stay
What employers need to know, now that the Affordable Care Act appears to be the law of the land.
Posted Aug 6, 2015

House Subcommittee Questions Obama’s Overtime Proposal
Hearing was opportunity to question how proposal would affect business operations, including employees’ hours and compensation.
Posted Jul 24, 2015

New York’s Proposed $15 Wage Includes Many Convenience Workers
Definition of fast-food establishments would include many convenience stores, as written.
Posted Jul 23, 2015

Labor Department Weighs in on Worker Classification
New government guidance suggests more businesses should designate workers as employees and not independent contractors.
Posted Jul 17, 2015

More Companies Turning to Employee Wellness
New survey by HR organization illustrates employee health-care and benefit trends.
Posted Jun 30, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on ACA Largely Upholds Status Quo
Resulting clarity on ACA will maintain employer mandates, may smooth the way for legislation on related issues.
Posted Jun 26, 2015

QuikTrip Among Fortune’s Top Workplaces for Millennials
C-store ranked at 69, one of a few retailers to make Fortune’s first annual list.
Posted Jun 25, 2015

Smart Sensor Can Quantify Employee Behavior
New smart badge measures 40-plus data points of employee behavior, helping businesses improve staff efficiency.
Posted Jun 23, 2015

Salary Transparency
No salary secrets at Buc-ee’s, which posts in-store signs listing employee salary ranges.
Posted Jun 3, 2015

Los Angeles Closer to Increasing Minimum Wage to $15
The $6 increase would be phased in over the next five years, with extension for small businesses.
Posted May 21, 2015

Union Requests FTC Probe of Franchisor Practices
Petition claims that franchisors, including McDonald’s and 7-Eleven, promote harmful practices.
Posted May 20, 2015

‘I Quit!’ at 7-Year High
Department of Labor says 2.8 million workers left their jobs in March, the most since April 2008.
Posted May 13, 2015

Your Small Biz Could Offer Big Perks
A new service allows small employers to offer employee discounts on variety of entertainment, retail and travel services.
Posted Apr 3, 2015

Convenience Retail Industry’s Most Thorough Compensation Report Now Available
Annual report is an essential guide for industry leadership, with special focus on small operators this year.
Posted Mar 19, 2015

Leadership Development Plan Essential for Organizational Success
NACS HR Forum dives into why’s and how’s of creating a strong leadership pipeline.
Posted Mar 6, 2015

HR Forum Tackles Best Practices and Need-to-Know Regulations
NACS Human Resources Forum speakers address industry-relevant topics from compensation metrics and employee engagement to labor regulations.
Posted Mar 5, 2015

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on ‘Ambush Elections’ Rule
Hearing examined NLRB rule that would speed up union elections and potentially harm small businesses.
Posted Feb 13, 2015

Senate Holds Hearing on Franchisor/Franchisee Relationships
Committee members divided on recent NLRB efforts to make franchisor companies liable for their franchisees’ labor practices.
Posted Feb 6, 2015

Small Businesses Vital to Economic Recovery
Small business community added more than 100,000 workers in December, and a million workers over the course of 2014.
Posted Jan 9, 2015

Labor Board Ruling Gives Unions New Leverage
Union election process will be sped up, beginning April 2015, thereby strengthening the power of unions.
Posted Dec 16, 2014

QuikTrip Nabs Fast Company’s Top 50 Spot
Convenience store chain ranks 21st as top place to work in the United States.
Posted Dec 15, 2014

Join the Industry’s HR Community
NACS HR Forum, March 3 – 5 in New Orleans, helps human resources professionals connect, grow and learn.
Posted Dec 10, 2014

House Republicans File Lawsuit Against President Obama
Litigation challenges President Obama’s actions implementing the health-care law, including decisions to waive the employer mandate.
Posted Nov 24, 2014

Be a Part of the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Compensation Report
HR professionals can benefit from critical benchmarking data, but we need your help.
Posted Nov 21, 2014

Are You Ready for a Millennnial Workforce?
Starting next year, Millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, but corporate attitudes toward them may need to change.
Posted Nov 18, 2014

Send in the Robots
Home improvement retailer tests whether ‘OSHbots’ can help improve customer service.
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Workplace Considerations for Ebola Exposure
Free webinar today will clarify employer responsibilities and best practices.
Posted Oct 24, 2014

Sam's Club Launches Small-Business Health Exchange
Partnership with Aetna to provide streamlined administration and cost control benefits.
Posted Oct 23, 2014

What Employers Need to Know About Ebola
The right response depends on several factors and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Posted Oct 20, 2014

Taking the Mystery Out of Background Checks
Free webinar: Simple strategies can help employers understand the complicated process.
Posted Aug 21, 2014

Dating Site Launches Career ‘Matchmaking’ Service
eHarmony is taking its dating skills to the hiring and recruiting business.
Posted Aug 18, 2014

IRS Moves Forward With Health Insurance Forms
Absence of the forms has left employers unable to plan for 2015 taxes.
Posted Jul 29, 2014

More States Seek to ‘Ban the Box’
Laws banning early criminal background checks for job applicants are gaining momentum.
Posted Jul 28, 2014

Subway Employees Vote to Unionize
Employees at Pilot Flying J Subway location in New Jersey vote to join retail union.
Posted Jul 25, 2014

Retailers’ Association Disappointed by Ruling on Micro Unions
RILA denounces NLRB decision certifying these unions within retail industry.
Posted Jul 24, 2014

Starbucks Partners with Arizona State for Free Education Program
All Starbucks employees who work 20-plus hours will be eligible for a free online education at Arizona State University.
Posted Jun 17, 2014

Massachusetts Poised to Have Highest Minimum Wage
Law would increase the state’s minimum wage from $8 to $11. Also, franchise group sues Seattle for $15-per-hour wage hike.
Posted Jun 16, 2014

Small-Business Owners Not Planning New Hires
Industry survey shows only 30% planning to hire over the summer.
Posted Jun 3, 2014

Independents Gain Access to CareerBuilder to Reduce Turnover
The Convenience Store Alliance is helping independent operators win and retain high-quality employees through CareerBuilder.
Posted May 22, 2014

Hiring Goes Mobile
Mobile platforms offer new tools for hiring, training and retaining Millennial employees.
Posted May 13, 2014

Cambodia's Caltex Gas Station Workers on Strike
Country’s labor unrest expands to gas station employees seeking higher wages, bonuses.
Posted May 13, 2014

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Expanding
Workers in up to 150 cities worldwide are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers.
Posted May 9, 2014

Congress Passes 40-Hour Legislation
Thanks to NACS grassroots efforts, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would establish 40 hours per week as the threshold for determining full time employment.
Posted Apr 4, 2014

Congress Votes Today on 40-Hour Legislation
Last push is needed to tell Congress to repeal the definition of a full-time employee under the current health-care law.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Connecticut Passes $10.10 Minimum Wage
The Nutmeg State becomes the nation’s first to cross the $10 minimum wage threshold.
Posted Mar 28, 2014

NACS Issues Call to Action on Full-Time Employee Legislation
Next week Congress is planning to vote on a bill that would repeal the definition of a full-time employee under the current health-care law.
Posted Mar 27, 2014

HR Forum Attendees Stay Ahead of the Curve
Attendees at the NACS event participated in interactive presentations and discussions on topics vital to their professional development and company’s bottom line.
Posted Mar 7, 2014

Woolworths Tackles Obesity With Employee Wellness Program
Australia’s fresh food retail chain is implementing an employee wellness program to help employees make healthier choices.
Posted Feb 24, 2014

Raising Minimum Wage Reduces Jobs, Poverty
A Congressional Budget Office report suggests that raising the minimum wage would eliminate roughly 500,000 jobs by 2016 while lifting nearly a million people out of poverty.
Posted Feb 20, 2014

White House Tweaks Employer Mandate Again
Obamacare’s requirement that employers with 50 or more employees provide healthcare has been pushed back until 2015.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

State Expansion of Medicaid Could Harm Businesses
Employers could face fines in states that have yet to enlarge their programs for Medicaid.
Posted Jan 24, 2014

Older Workers Not Taking Jobs From Young People
Economists maintain extending the retirement age doesn’t take away jobs from younger workers, despite what logic might otherwise indicate.
Posted Jan 7, 2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Pushing Minimum Wage Increase
The issue is a popular one among voters and revives a theme of economic inequality that Obama offered last year.
Posted Dec 31, 2013

Obama Administration Delays Small Business Online Enrollment
The Health and Human Services Department announced before Thanksgiving that offline methods would continue to be available.
Posted Dec 2, 2013

QSR Executive Says Obamacare Hurts Job Creation
Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, told Fox News that he would be hiring part-time workers because of the new law.
Posted Oct 18, 2013

NACS Encourages Compliance With ACA Exchange Notice Requirements
Beginning October 1, Obamacare requires employers to provide notice to their employees of the availability of coverage options. While there is no penalty for failing to provide notice, there is much upside and little downside for doing so.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Walgreens to Shift Health Plan for 160,000 Workers
Beginning in 2014, the drug store chain will provide payments to roughly 160,000 employees, requiring them to purchase individual insurance from a private health-insurance marketplace.
Posted Sep 19, 2013

Regulator Halts Employers From Requiring Paychecks on Cards
In response to concerns about employers mandating payroll cards that carry high fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says employers must provide other options.
Posted Sep 16, 2013

Companies Moving Retirees’ Health Plans to Insurance Exchanges
IBM, Time Warner and others begin shifting their retirees’ health plans to private exchanges.
Posted Sep 10, 2013

New Rule for Disability Hiring Could Negatively Impact Businesses
The concern surrounds how the Labor Department will interpret the goal of having persons with disabilities constitute 7% of the federal government contractor workforce.
Posted Sep 5, 2013

U.S. Delays Deadline for Finalizing ACA Health Plans
Experts say that a small delay could jeopardize the start of the six-month enrollment period on federal health insurance exchanges that begins October 1.
Posted Aug 29, 2013

Estimates Higher for State Health Exchanges
At least 19 states say more people will sign up for exchanges than the federal government thought.
Posted Aug 21, 2013

E-Cigarettes Increasingly Becoming a Workplace Issue
Employers must soon confront electronic cigarettes with clear workplace guidelines, writes an HR consulting firm president.
Posted Aug 20, 2013

Can We Be Friends?
A recent survey found that six in 10 senior managers say they are uncomfortable being friended on Facebook by their bosses or the employees they supervise.
Posted Aug 14, 2013

IRS Provides Insight Into Employer Health-Care Provision
The employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act has businesses scratching their heads.
Posted Jul 25, 2013

Restaurants Stock Shifts With Part-Time Employees
More foodservice establishments are adding part-time workers instead of full-time employees ahead of the Affordable Care Act’s full enforcement.
Posted Jul 17, 2013

SBA Launches Health-Care Reform Webinars
Affordable Care Act 101 webinars will walk small businesses through the basics and what the law will mean for retailers.
Posted Jul 17, 2013

Bad Medicine for Small Business Owners
Insurer WellPoint projects that small-group premiums could increase an average of 13% to 23% under the health-care law.
Posted Jul 9, 2013

Washington Report: Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015
The Obama administration announced yesterday that businesses wouldn’t be penalized in 2014 if they don’t provide health insurance.​
Posted Jul 3, 2013

Health Care Law's Employee Definition Draws Bipartisan Attention
Lawmakers focus on the definition of a full-time employee, noting its implications under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted Jun 28, 2013

Supreme Court Confirms Definition of ‘Supervisor’
The high court said that, under Title VII, a supervisor is someone who can undertake tangible employment decisions that impact employees.
Posted Jun 26, 2013

Legislation Calls for 40 Hours as Full Time
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would define full time as 40 hours a week.
Posted Jun 21, 2013

Will Health-Care Law Prompt Companies to Halt Insurance?
The Wall Street Journal explores the effects of the Affordable Care Act on corporate America.
Posted Jun 18, 2013

Roughly 20% of Retailers Will Slash Hours Ahead of Health-Care Law
Other businesses plan to increase worker contributions to health care or halt employer-subsidies of dependents.
Posted Jun 14, 2013

Cumberland Farms Expands Health Insurance Availability
The New England-based convenience store chain will reclassify 1,500 workers as full-time employees.
Posted Jun 12, 2013

Government Issues Finalized Wellness Rules
As part of Obamacare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its guidelines for employment-based wellness programs.
Posted May 31, 2013

Wisconsin Bill Taxes Smokers
State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a bill that is gaining traction in the Wisconsin Legislature.
Posted May 23, 2013

Got the New I-9?
The new I-9 form has many small businesses unprepared and facing stiff penalties for failing to comply with the form’s requirements.
Posted May 9, 2013

Guest-Worker Proposal Would Legitimize Some Retail Workers’ Status
Most who would be affected by the new legislation work in the restaurant, construction and hospitality industries.
Posted May 8, 2013

The ROI on Longer Hours
Restaurants looking to grow sales may be tempted to extend operating hours, but the payoff is not always positive.
Posted Apr 30, 2013

Increase Employee Retention With Background Checks
Sign up for a free webinar hosted by NACS and LexisNexis on April 24 to learn how background checks can help you strengthen your retention rate and mitigate hiring risks.
Posted Apr 22, 2013

Alleged ADA Violation at Key Largo Marathon Station
A lawyer also filed similar federal lawsuits against a dozen other area businesses.
Posted Apr 17, 2013

‘Spare Tires’ Could Cost Michelin Employees
As health-care costs continue to rise, companies like Michelin are tacking on penalties to employees who fail to meet baseline requirements for health-related issues such as obesity.
Posted Apr 9, 2013

CVS Employees Required to Tell All About Weight
The drug store chain will penalize workers who refuse to work with a doctor on managing their health.
Posted Mar 22, 2013

Making a Case for Telecommuting
A new survey suggests that some workers may be more productive working from home, while some are probably goofing off.
Posted Mar 18, 2013

Labor Department Rule Seeks Reports on Union Advice
The agency will soon finalize a regulation that would make employers file onerous reports when receiving union activity advice.
Posted Feb 22, 2013

New Report Offers Strategies for Optimizing Organizational Performance
A new Educational-Brief by Terry McKenna helps industry leaders realize the value of being a high-performance organization.
Posted Feb 4, 2013

Thorntons Enhances Hiring Process With PeopleMatter
The Kentucky-based c-store operator is enjoying a strong ROI through its collaboration with PeopleMatter's human resources solutions.
Posted Jan 28, 2013

Union Memberships Drop to 11.3% of Workforce
The unionization rate has plummeted to its lowest numbers in 97 years.
Posted Jan 25, 2013

HR Forum Registration Now Open
Human resources professionals don't want to miss this highly engaging NACS program featuring HR best practices, case studies, networking opportunities and national-caliber speakers.
Posted Jan 14, 2013

E-Verify Extended Until 2015
Congress okayed a measure that would lengthen the federal E-Verify program for three years. President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill.
Posted Sep 19, 2012

More Businesses Sued for Overtime Violations
One of the issues revolves around how technology, including smartphones, have evolved to allow employees to work outside of the office.
Posted Apr 18, 2012

Judge Decides Employers Elect to Skip Union Notice Postings
The federal justice ruled last week that the NLRB had no authority to make most private businesses put up right-to-unionize posters.
Posted Apr 18, 2012

You're Fired!
There are three types of workers that may not be the best fit for a culture of innovation.
Posted Feb 20, 2012

EEOC Proposes Prohibiting Background Checks on Workers
The proposal would not allow employers to conduct criminal background checks on job applicants or current workers.
Posted Aug 2, 2011

Connecticut Becomes First to Require Paid Sick Time
The law governs service-industry companies with 50 or more employees.
Posted Jul 7, 2011

Connecticut Requires Paid Sick Leave
The state is the first in the U.S. to mandate that private employers give workers paid time off for illnesses.
Posted Jun 14, 2011

Sheetz, Chevron Make Top 25 List of Work-Life Balance Companies
The list ranks businesses that have workplace policies in place that give workers support for family and personal duties.
Posted May 27, 2011

U.S. Department of Labor Investigates Alleged N.J. Gasoline Station Wage Violations
The agency is conducting a 12-month examination into claims that station attendants receive less than the minimum wage.
Posted Apr 28, 2011

Tennessee Bill Strengthens Workers' Comp Rules
The measure would make it harder for fired employees to win claims.
Posted Mar 2, 2011

Part-Time Workers Carry Potential for Problems
Small businesses especially need to know all the rules and regulations for part-timers.
Posted Oct 27, 2010

Are Your Stores ADA Accessible?
Free NACS webinar will help you earn both the legal aspects and key architectural aspects of the 2010 ADA regulations.
Posted Oct 18, 2010

Tennessee Court Reverses Precedent in Workers' Discrimination Claims
The court decided that employers have to show discrimination or retaliation claims are not true instead of workers proving their case.
Posted Sep 29, 2010

Sheetz Rates High Among Ohio's Best Employers
For Sheetz employees, it's more than just a great place to work.
Posted May 28, 2010

Form to Claim Payroll Tax Exemption for Hiring New Workers Now Available
The IRS has issued the form as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act.
Posted May 19, 2010

Appeals Court Rules Women Can Sue Walmart
Now, thousands of female Walmart workers can file a class-action lawsuit against the retailer over supposed pay and promotion discrimination.
Posted Apr 28, 2010

Illegals Slip Through E-Verify Net
The system designed to stem illegal immigration does not succeed in capturing more than half of the unlawful workforce.
Posted Mar 1, 2010