Category Archives: Legislation & Regulation

2017 Public Policy Agenda and New Position Statements

In December, members of NALP’s Public Affairs Advisory Council met on Capitol Hill to finalize the association’s 2017 Public Policy Agenda, which was created from input provided from NALP members at large. The Council also drafted new position statements on … Continue reading

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EPA Issues New Certified Applicator Rules

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their new Certification of Pesticide Applicator rules to the public.The regulation sets the minimum standards for the application of restricted use pesticides in all 50 states. However, nothing prevents states from adopting regulations … Continue reading

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Join the NALP-PAC Collegiate Football Challenge

Louisiana State University is Currently in First Place in the NALP-PAC Challenge! This football season, we’re providing NALP members with an opportunity to not only advance the interests of landscape professionals but to support their school of choice with our Alumni … Continue reading

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How Will the Election Affect Industry Advocacy Efforts?

Laurie Flannigan, of DCLRS, NALP’s government relations firm, boils down the potential impact of the election on our advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry.  As you are most certainly aware, as a result of the Nov. 8 election, Donald … Continue reading

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DOL Posts Overtime Rule Preparation Resources

On October 17, 2016, the Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division (DOL) in partnership with the Small Business Office of Advocacy presented a webinar entitled, “Preparing for the Overtime Final Rule.” DOL provided a briefing and a Questions & … Continue reading

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NALP-PAC Launches Alumni Challenge

This Fall, we’re providing NALP members with an opportunity to not only advance the interests of landscape professionals but to support their school of choice in a football season long head-to-head competition to see which schools’ alumni and fans can raise … Continue reading

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NALP Seeks Overtime Relief

As a member of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, NALP is working with a broad coalition of organizations and other business interest entities to seek a more common sense way to implement the Department of Labor’s  (DOL) new overtime … Continue reading

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ASHRAE 189.1 Turf Grass Limitations are a Problem

The following article, written by VP of Government Relations, Paul Mendelsohn, ran in Landscape & Irrigation Magazine’s October 2016 issue. Members of the landscape industry are faced with a new threat from an unexpected direction in the form of a … Continue reading

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USCIS Issues H-2B Guidance

As the result of a recent request from NALP, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department (USCIS) issued the following recommendations for landscape professionals and other employers regarding requests for returning workers for 2017. H-2B Employers Should Continue to … Continue reading

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H-2B  Advocacy Fight Enters Critical Stage

Prior to the August recess, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal 2017 Department of Homeland Appropriations bill, which would renew the H-2B returning worker exemption for another year. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of … Continue reading

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