Day: June 20, 2016

Federal Judge Dismisses H-2B Lawsuit

Last week Federal Judge Frederick Motz dismissed all claims against 65 Maryland companies, most of which were landscape related businesses. The employers were named in a class action brought by H-2B visa guest workers regarding their ability to receive supplemental prevailing wages. Claims against the Department of Labor were also dismissed. In March 2013, a […]

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Overtime Rule Still in Play?

NALP continues to actively work to mitigate the impact of the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime pay. The new regulations are scheduled to begin on December 1 of this year, but we are still working with others to gain congressional intervention to prevent the overtime requirements from going into effect. Our main means […]

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Klausing Group Lobbies for Certification

When the Lexington, KY, Tree Board recently sent out an RFP for a tree planting project, the bid package required an ISA Certified Arborist to be on staff.  Despite the fact the Klausing Group didn’t have a certified arborist on staff,  it bid the project, providing a list of the dozen or so Landscape Industry […]

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