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Alabama State of Emergency Lifted

Alabama State of Emergency Lifted

Gov. Robert Bentley lifted the state of emergency related to this week’s winter storm at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Alabama began its third state of emergency in a month at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Status report issued Thursday morning, Feb. 13…

How to Stop the Spread of Flu

How to Stop the Spread of Flu

The Alabama Department of Public Health reports high incidence of influenza in our state. Influenza type A, H1N1 (also known as 2009 H1N1, the pandemic strain, or pH1N1) has been the predominant strain circulating virus so far this season. One characteristic…

Local Sales Tax Nexus Rule Change Starts Jan. 1, 2014

Local Sales Tax Nexus Rule Change Starts Jan. 1, 2014

A regulation regarding local nexus that parallels the state nexus rule applies to transactions in Alabama beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The new regulation creates seller responsibility to collect and remit local sales or use tax by imposing the same standards…

Train on New Labels, Safety Data Sheets by Dec. 1

Train on New Labels, Safety Data Sheets by Dec. 1

By Dec. 1, 2013, employers must train workers on new label elements and a standardized format for new Safety Data Sheets, formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets, related to chemical hazards in the workplace. The training is required under…

2013 Annual Meeting

2013 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 11:45 a.m. luncheon in Bruno Hall 1 p.m. annual and board meeting in Dunn French Library Harbert Center, 2019 Fourth Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 View on our Calendar of Events LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER Michael Patterson, vice…

ONE SPOT Goes Online Oct. 1

ONE SPOT Goes Online Oct. 1

Beginning Oct.1 with your September return, retailers can go to ONE SPOT to file and remit city, county and state sales, use and lease/rental taxes. The system, known as the Optional Network Election for Single Point Online Transactions, or ONE…

Alabama Has New Gun Law

Alabama Has New Gun Law

Read for Links to Gun-Related Posters, Sample Gun Policy for Your Store and Video Links Related to the New Gun Law and Workplace Violence A new law governing gun rights in Alabama took effect Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Your Alabama…

December 2012 Tornadoes

Fourteen different tornadoes, some of which crossed county lines, hit south Alabama on Christmas Day 2012. Three tornadoes hit Lowndes County, the most in any one county. Mobile and Pike counties were the hardest hit areas. (On Dec. 20, an…

CARD Act of 2009

CARD Act of 2009

U.S. Federal Reserve rules relating to gift card and gift certificate expiration dates and fees, whether sold by a merchant, shopping center or credit-card company, took effect Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, for all gift cards and gift certificates. These rules…