During the recent Fall Meeting and Retail Summit, Linda Edwards, Esq., a member of the Employment & Labor team of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, hosted a session focused on the recent federal Department of Labor overtime regulations to clarify the issue for members and what it could mean for your business. We felt her presentation, and the implications on Georgia businesses, were important enough for us to record and share with our entire GRA membership. So below is a link to her comments, powerpoint and questions from membership. We hope you’ll find this helpful as you prepare your business accordingly:

What is covered?

  • The Major provisions of the FLSA
  • How to properly classify employees
  • Major misconceptions about the FLSA
  • Best practices for complying with existing and new rules
  • The benefits of an proactive FLSA audit.

Monday, 12 September 2016 17:20

2016 Fall Retail Summit

We’re happy to report that Hurricane Matthew did minimal damage to the beautiful Daytona Shores Resort, and won’t impact the 2016 FRF/FPMA Fall Meeting taking place October 26-28. Make sure to register now and join us!

Dates: October 26-28, 2016
Location: Shores Resort & Spa (2637 South Atlantic Avenue , Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118)
Resort rate: $159.00 (single/double occupancy) plus tax per night. (Rate does not include $15 resort fee)
Resort Reservation cut off: September 30, 2016
To make your resort reservation: Click here to reserve online or call 1.866.934.7467 and reference the Florida Retail Federation, Inc.

Come join us October 26-28, 2016 in beautiful Daytona Beach Shores at the Shores Resort and Spa for the Florida Retail Federation|Florida Petroleum Marketers Association Fall Retail Summit (formally Fall Meeting and Conference of Committees). Meeting Agenda (PDF). Our agenda consists of one and half days of council and committee meetings followed by the FPMA and FRF Board of Directors meetings. This is your chance to make an impact on issues that affect your business (both retail and petroleum) in Florida. We hope you will join us for this very important event.

The charge to attend the FRF/FPMA event is $319 for members and $99 for guests. This includes all the events, including meal functions. When registering, you must also add the Council and Committee meetings in addition to meal functions that you wish to attend.

There is no charge to attend the two FPMA meetings being offered on Wednesday, October 26th. However,we need you to select which meeting you plan to attend. Additionally, if you wish to attend Wednesday evening’s Welcome Reception the a la carte charge is $35.00 per person.




October 26

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Registration Open

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) & Tank Compliance Symposium. (FDEP officials attending)

1:00-6:00 pm

Federated Tanker Rollover Workshop/ Speaker Florida Transportation Commission Executive Director Matthew Ubben and invited guests from the petroleum trucking industry.

2:00-5:00 pm

YEO Emerging Leaders Workshop

4:00-5:00 pm

FPMA Environmental Committee Meeting

6:00-7:00 pm

FRF/FPMA Fall Summit Welcome Reception for All

9:00-11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open



October 27

7:30am-5:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:30-9:45 am

FRF/FPMA Welcome Breakfast

10:00-11:00 am

FRF/FPMA Political & Legislative Agenda Update with Melissa Joiner Ramba

11:00-11:55 am

Getting Ready for Changes: What You Need to Know for Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance, with Guest SpeakerLinda Edwards Esq., Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

12:00 pm-1:15 pm

FRF/FPMA Luncheon with Guest Speaker Tom Uline/ Employee Health Network. Sponsor remarks by The Florida Lottery, Mike Purcell Director of Sales

1:45-3:00 pm

FRF Florida Grocers Association Meeting

2:30-3:45 pm

FRF Loss Prevention Council Meeting

3:30-5:00 pm

FRF Sustainability Council Meeting. (Roundtable discussion on plastic bags and their future in Florida with Representative Matt Caldwell)

3:30-4:30 pm

FPMA Scholarship Committee Meeting


EXPO Education Committee

6:30-8:30 pm

FRF/FPMA Reception & Chairman’s Dinner (Presentation of Presidents and Chairman’s Award)


Hospitality Suite Open



October 28

7:45-8:15 am

Board Breakfast (FPMA Advisory Board/FRF Board of Directors)

8:30-9:45 am

FPMA Advisory Board Meeting

10:00 am-12 noon

FRF Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 19:14

Listeria at Retail Workshop


Join us at the Publix Corporate Office Complex to discuss the impact of Listeria.

  • The Risks of Listeria
  • Preventing the spread to Listeria
  • Regulatory Action
  • An inspectors prospective
  • Regulatory action
  • Managing Listeria in retail
  • Learning from Listeria