EMV CHIP ENCRYPTED CREDIT CARDS
October 1st, 2015 is the date merchants should have all card readers
(except fuel dispensers at service stations) switched over to equipment that will accept chip encrypted EMV enabled payment cards. The fuel dispensers have until October 2017 to comply. The old non-enabled readers will still work, but all liability will switch over to business owner if terminal is not chip enabled.
As mentioned, fuel dispensers are exempt until 2017 and they are the only payment card systems that I have found that are exempt. Anyone that accepts cards in other ways (car wash, air tower, ice machine) should check with your provider or processor. The encrypted chip cards will cut down on fraud at the acceptor, but mail order or any card that is not processed “hands on” will see a lot of pressures. Anyone that does these types of transactions needs to talk to their credit card processor for ways to perform these transactions safely.
OSHA – NEW REQUIREMENTS
Please call the association at 315- 455-1301 with any questions.