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Protecting Values In the Nation
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Program Could Expand Under Recent Legislation »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Taking advantage of the “must-pass” omnibus FY 2018-19 federal spending bill, PLNA, AmericanHort and th...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will New H-2C Guest Worker Program See the Light of Day? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) has introduced a bill to create a new guest worker program for a...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Situation with H-2A and H-2B »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the recent federal government shutdown over the lack of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Now is the Time to Start Tax Planning »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fulfilling his promise to give Americans “an incredible Christmas gift,” President Trump signed a $1.5...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Federal Tax Bills: How Will They Impact Your Business? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both the House and Senate have passed versions of tax bills that could affect your business. The bills...
Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania H-2B Users Descend on Washington to Plead Their Case »
Situational Awareness As labor markets tighten, landscape contractors are relying more and more on the federal H-2B pr...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Lobbies Congress on Major Green Industry Legislative Issues »
WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, over one hundred green industry business owners and staff from state and national associations...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do You Have the New I-9 Form? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new I-9 form has been issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as of July 17 of this...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to Do if ICE Knocks at Your Door »
HARRISBURG - Inspections of employer I-9 files by ICE are increasing in line with President Trump’s efforts to crack down...
Sunday, August 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA and the Army Corps Solicit Comments on WOTUS Regulation »
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress and President Trump seem to be in a race to rescind WOTUS, the Waters of the U.S. regulation is...
Sunday, August 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Comment Period for Federal Overtime Rule Opens »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The new federal overtime rule proposed by the Obama Administration that would have doubled th...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Mulls a New Agriculture Guest Working Program »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is circulating a draft...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Overtime Rule is Still Alive »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The new federal overtime rule, that would have doubled the mandatory salary at which employees must be...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS Releases 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In late April, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through the federa...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will Trump Administration Increase H-2B Cap? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In late April, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through the end of...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump May Allow Undocumented Farm Workers to Stay in U.S. »
KANSAS CITY, KS - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said President Trump may be open to creating a way for some undo...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Seeks Comments on Waters of the U.S. Reg »
WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army sent a letter to governors today soliciting input...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Budget Deal Contains Some H-2B Relief »
WASHINGTON - The compromise bill to fund the federal government and avoid a government shutdown that passed May 5 contains...
Sunday, April 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Users May Be in Even Deeper Trouble Under Trump Administration »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While it’s still early, green industry insiders believe that landscape contractors who rely on the H-2B...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Federal Pesticide Certification Rules Are Final »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In mid-December, the federal Environmental Protection agency (EPA) announced that the pesticide applica...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Reimbursement Arrangements Approved for Small Employers Beginning January 1, 2017 »
On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21 st Century Cures Act, which provides for medical research and provisi...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Seeks Comment on Limiting Pyrethroids »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is evaluating whether or not to further restrict uses of synt...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Hits the First Half Visa Cap »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While it’s only January, the 33,000 visas allocated for the first half of the federal fiscal year, star...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Fails to Renew Returning Worker Provision of H-2B »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress failed in its last attempt to extend the H-2B returning worker provision for next spring in th...
Monday, November 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Judge Halts the New Overtime Rule »
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III in Texas found the the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are You Ready for the New Federal Overtime Rule? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 1, 2016, the new federal overtime rule goes into effect. The new rule doubles the salary at...
Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 Election »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The national election November 8 was a stunning upset, with Donald Trump (R-NY) coming from behind to b...
Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Border Wall May Worsen Undocumented Immigrant Problem Study Says »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Foundation for American Policy recently completed a study on the impact of building a wall...
Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Supports Legislative Changes to Overtime Rule »
HARRISBURG – PLNA has signed onto a letter in support of Congressman Kurt Schrader’s bill (H.R 5813) to soften the impact...
Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants Would Lead to Severe Labor Shortages in Green Industry »
WASHINGTON D.C. – A study by the Pew Research Center shows that if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in thi...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Passes H-2B Fix Extension »
WASHINGTON D.C. -  On June 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal 2017 Department of Home...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS Decision Ends Administration's Deferred Action Program »
WASHINGTON D.C. - In June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision which invalidated President Obama’s execut...
Thursday, June 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecticut and Maryland Restrict Neonic Use »
HARTFORD - Connecticut Governor Daniel O'Mally signed into law  on May 6 a measure designed to protect the heal...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Overtime Rules are Final »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The new overtime regulations, proposed by the Wage and Hour Division of the federal Department of Labor...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Lobbies Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation on H-2B Fixes »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – PLNA went to Washington this May to lobby Pennsylvania Congressmen and Senators on the need to renew H-...

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