Friday, 11 September 2015 15:01

The Checkout - 9/11/2015

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October 12-13 in Tampa – This will be a great conference for grocers!

EMV Liability Shift Approaching
October 1, 2015 marks the date when the liability for credit card fraud shifts to those merchants/retailers who have not transitioned to accept chip cards and obtained the necessary Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) equipment. With the transition rapidly approaching, it is vital that companies properly educate themselves on what it means for their respective businesses. Courtesy of NGA, the websites EMV Connection and offer excellent information and provide crucial resources on the implications of the shift to EMV. If you want to make the switch to allow your business to accept EMV cards, while also increasing the security of your customers’ financial data, then contact FRF today and let our staff help you get prepared. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 850.222.4082.

Overtime Ruling
Unfortunately, the Department of Labor has rejected the industry’s request for an extension of the comment period for the significant changes for overtime compensation. There have been many comments filed indicating the impact that raising the salary threshold for exempted managers would have on the retail grocery industry. The Florida Grocers Association will continue to monitor this issue and keep you updated.

Food Safety Meeting
Recently, the Florida Grocers Association and the Florida Retail Federation met with the Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety, to discuss the new Food Safety Inspection Scoring System. We had a good meeting and we brought up some things that they have adjusted and corrected in this new process. To review all the questions and answers that were submitted to the Food Safety Officials click here.

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