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Month: January 2018

Proposed Regulations Expand Association Health Care Options

Small businesses and self-employed individuals may soon have more options for obtaining affordable group health coverage. As directed by Executive Order 13813, on January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed regulations (83 Fed. Reg. 614) intended to increase the availability of association health plans (AHPs). The proposed regulations would achieve that aim by broadening […]

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NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative Launches Landscape Career Day

In an effort to help industry companies educate those within their communities about the outstanding career opportunities that exist in the landscape profession, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative has created Landscape Career Day. This event, designed to be held at any time throughout the year, will encourage children, students, elected officials, educators, and others to touch […]

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Mariani, Lemcke Given Awards at Leaders Forum

Attendees at the National Association of Landscape Professionals’s Leaders Forum 2018 in Punta Cana got some great strategies and tips on leadership and team building from experts from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and from fellow CEOs and managers. They were also on hand to honor two industry greats. Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape, […]

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Help Us Tell Your H-2B Story!

NALP has secured an important meeting with a senior staff member at the Department of Homeland Security. The meeting is scheduled for early February and will allow us to further illustrate the critical role that H-2B serves in filling the workforce needs of landscape professionals and other seasonal employers and to voice our extreme concerns […]

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Senate Compromise Ends Shutdown

Democratic Senate leaders agreed to end the filibuster that prevented the Senate from voting on a continuing resolution to extend the 2017 budget. The compromise ends the chamber’s stalemate and, extends the current budget to February 8th. In exchange for ending the filibuster Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) promised to bring immigration and DACA bills […]

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Supreme Court Vacates WOTUS Stay

The U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly struck down the Sixth Circuit Court’s stay on the Obama WOTUS rule. The Court unanimous ruled that challenges to WOTUS must be filed in federal district courts, as opposed to the federal appeals courts. The ruling marked the first opinion of the month. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion.

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CEO’s Unplugged Panel Announced for Leaders Forum

For the second year in a row, Leaders Forum is holding a CEOs Unplugged session. CEOs Unplugged gives you the chance to ask some of the most successful landscape CEOs questions in a relaxed, informal and conversational environment. Learn a little about this year’s CEO panel below.

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Portland, Maine Ordinance Passes

Last week on a 9-0 vote, the City Council in Portland, Maine approved an ordinance that will prohibit the use of all synthetic pesticides on both public and private property beginning July 1, 2018. This ordinance follows a similar one passed in neighboring South Portland. For landscape professionals, this means that only products that are […]

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Trump to End Salvadoran Worker Protected Status

The Trump administration has canceled the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them vulnerable to deportation, according to a Department of Homeland Security announcement sent to lawmakers Monday. The administration will notify the Salvadorans they have until Sept. 9, 2019, to leave the United […]

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Most Recent Companies to Pledge Financial Support to the Industry Growth Initiative

Thank you to the most recent companies to pledge support to NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative, enabling industry efforts to grow the industry and its workforce.

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