Human Resources News
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
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
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