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NALP Hosts Advocacy Field Trip

On Sept. 7, 2023, the National Association of Landscape Professionals hosted staff members of the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA to show how lawn care companies safely and effectively apply products to stop invasive species and maintain the health of our green spaces. Bob Mann, senior director of regulatory and technical affairs […]

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Hot Button Issues: Gas-Powered Equipment, Weed Control and Water Management

The landscape industry frequently comes under fire for issues including the use of gas-powered equipment, synthetic weed control and water management. “If we look at anything at the macro level, there is usually some grain of truth and validity,” says Roscoe Klausing, founder and owner of Klausing Group. “It is when we get into the […]

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What to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

At the end of last month, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, which requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer “undue hardship.” While the law passed last December, it did not go into effect […]

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Landscape Professionals Advocate for H-2B at NALP Fly-In

On June 13 and 14, nearly 130 landscape professionals from at least 25 states gathered at the nation’s capital to meet with their representatives to lobby for the permanent worker exclusion for the H-2B program. “I think if landscape professionals want to change policy and impact policy, they have to be able to show up […]

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What the 2022 Mid-Term Elections Mean for the Landscape Industry

The 2022 mid-terms came and went on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and unfortunately, the results are still not yet final for control of either of the House or the Senate in the 118th Congress. Going into this election, pundits were beginning to predict that we could see a massive wave election like in 1994 and 2010 […]

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DHS to Release Nearly 65,000 Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the Department of Labor (DOL), will be issuing a regulation that will make an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023. These visas are in addition to the 66,000 H-2B visas that are normally allocated each fiscal year. DHS hopes that […]

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NALP and Lawn Care Companies Partner to Boost State Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy is one of the key focuses of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. While there are a lot of matters being fought for at the federal level, some of the toughest battles are at the state and local levels. These misinformed and misguided policies can seriously impact lawn care companies and threaten their businesses. […]

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Landscape Professionals Lobby for Change During H-2B Fly-In

On June 8, 80 landscape professionals from 18 different states headed to Capitol Hill to carry the H-2B reform message and share their stories. This fly-in was hosted by NALP in collaboration with Seasonal Employment Alliance, the Federation of Employers and Workers of America and AmericanHort to push for H-2B reform this summer as there […]

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Highlights of H-2B with Andrew Bray: Season 2, Episode 51 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 51 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape talk with Andrew Bray, VP of government relations for NALP. Bray is a government relations professional with over 15 years of legislative, regulatory, campaign and legal experience. As vice president […]

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OSHA Initiates Enforcement Program for Completion of OSHA Forms 300, 301 and 300A

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulations. OSHA released the “pre-publication” version of its proposed rulemaking (NPRM) intended to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” OSHA is initiating an enforcement program that identifies employers who failed to submit Form 300A […]

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