Retail Report: Seasonal employees, drive-thru beer and tax cuts

The Alabama Legislature continued its three-legislative-day schedule this week with bills expanding broadband and easing the tax burden on working Alabamians among the legislation clearing at least one chamber.

More tax cuts and creating a seasonal employee classification may be on the agenda for the fifth week of the regular session.

When the House returns at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the Senate at 2, it will be the 10th legislative day, the one-third mark for the 2022 regular session.

Keep reading for summaries of the latest state and federal legislative news and more below.

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Sponsor, Revenue Dept. revising seasonal employee bill ( | Our story with bill link (

Your 2022 unemployment comp insurance tax rate is now available to view online (

House clears drive-thru / walk-up beer & wine sales, plus status of other alcohol bills (

U.S. Supreme Court allows Alabama congressional map to remain in place for 2022 elections; high court to hear Alabama case at later date (

Senate OKs upping optional standard deduction; protecting earned income/dependent care tax credits on Tuesday’s House special order (

President expected to sign federal legislation barring arbitration in workplace sexual assault or harassment cases (

Both chambers OK allowing pharmacy interns to compound/dispense drugs under direct supervision of a pharmacist (

Panel sends bill classifying Grubhub, Waitr etc. drivers as independent contractors to full Senate (

U.S. House approves U.S. Postal Service overhaul in rare show of bipartisanship (

House Judiciary to consider allowing consumers to recover purchase price of bogus collectibles (

Introductions include requiring shopping mall businesses to have working video cameras (

U.S. inflation rate hits 7.5%, 40-year-high (

Governor encourages companies that hire veterans to apply for award program through April 30 (

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