Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Officials threaten 1,100 layoffs without revenue boost

CHICAGO -- Cook County, Ill., retailers and consumers have at least another week before a new beverage tax begins after a Circuit Court judge again postponed a hearing in a lawsuit brought by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association seeking to block the tax. A 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the sale of...

State lawmakers overrule city effort

ST. LOUIS -- Retailers in St. Louis might feel some relief on their labor budget lines after state lawmakers reversed the city's $10 minimum wage. Missouri legislators approved a bill barring municipalities from setting their own hourly minimums, and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced this month...

Backs away from defining salary-level eligibility

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration will not press for doubling the threshold determining which salaried restaurant employees are eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week, according to a report in Restaurant Business , a sister publication of CSP . The step back from...

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