CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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Wages Are Low And Workers Are Scarce. Wait, What?

Wages Are Low And Workers Are Scarce. Wait, What? – The Atlantic The low unemployment rate and stagnant pay point to a depressed economy underneath. Complacent Trump Voters May Cost GOP Control Of Congress – Bloomberg An internal RNC survey shows …

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About 5 days ago

What Happens When Gig-Economy Workers Become Employees

What Happens When Gig-Economy Workers Become Employees – The Atlantic Ever since the emergence of companies like Uber and Lyft, businesses and labor advocates have engaged in an endless, largely theoretical debate about whether classifying workers as independent contractors-responsible for …

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