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HR Question of the Month

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Remote Hires, I-9s, and Notaries? Question We currently hire field technicians all over the United States. We conduct interviews on the phone and via Skype and within the employees first 60-90 days they meet with their business unit manager in person. We are getting ready to head into a very busy recruiting season and need…

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Weekly Legislative Update: February 25th – March 1st

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March 1, 2019 House EPW Committee Advances Speaker’s Education Reform Bill The House Education and Public Works Committee met this week to further amended and approve the Speaker’s education reform. At the end of January, Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) introduced comprehensive proposals for education reform with the support of the governor. The bill includes comprehensive…

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Risk Management Academy hosted by Federated Insurance, Registration Now Open!

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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2019 Contact:  Lisa Hagenson                Association Risk Management Services                 Federated Insurance Companies Phone:    507.455.5118 E-mail:    lmhagenson@fedins.com Risk Management Academy Registration Now Open! Federated Insurance is offering complimentary risk management training for petroleum marketerson April 23-25, 2019. Through this valuable session, you will discover methods you can use immediately to help protect profits…

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FDA enforcement & retail store compliance

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TO:                  State Convenience, Food and Fuel Retailing Association Executives FROM:            Lyle Beckwith DATE:             February 13, 2019 SUBJ:              FDA enforcement & retail store compliance The FDA is making it clear that it will pursue minimum age sales compliance efforts in an aggressive manner.  It’s not just the compliance operations that are underway: FDA is publicly…

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Complimentary Webinar: FAMILY SUCCESSION PLANNING

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 Family Succession Planning Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (1 PM CT)  45 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required  Link To Register-   RMA Complimentary Webinar Invitation    When most people hear “estate planning,” they think of planning to avoid estate taxes. However, for all but the very wealthiest individuals, the federal estate tax is no longer…

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2019 SCACS Legislative Hot Issues:

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2019 Key Issue:  Tobacco Stamp Extension SCACS has been working with the legislature, state agencies, and other tobacco stakeholders to statutorily extend a grace period to allow retailers to sell tobacco products that don’t have tobacco stamps affixed to them.  The Department of Revenue granted retailers a 90 day grace period that ends on April 1st,…

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State House News: January 28 – February 1  

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February 1, 2019 As attention turns to the upcoming 2020 presidential primary, South Carolina once again enters the national spotlight as an early battleground for democratic primary hopefuls. Four potential democratic candidates arrived in the state for various appearances in January, including Sens. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren; additionally, Sen. Kirsten…

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SCACS Merger Update

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The South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores has some exciting news to share with our membership!   During the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, SCACS unanimously voted to merge with the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association (SCPMA). 

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Tobacco Stamp Update

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Tobacco Stamp Update SCACS Members,  A quick update on where we stand with the tobacco stamp extension legislation. We received language from the Attorney General’s office that all of the stakeholders have agreed to, regarding the extension language for the joint resolution (see attached).  Senator Alexander filed a Joint Resolution (S.398) that is tentatively scheduled for…

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