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Protecting Values In the Nation
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the New Congress Tackle Immigration and Guest Worker Program Reform? »
With the November 6 mid-term elections just behind us, what can we expect come January 1, 2019 in the new Congress? The...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Labor Proposes H-2A and H-2B Rule Changes »
Last May, the Trump Administration promised that they would undertake regulatory reform of the H-2A guest worker program....
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Labor Targets Landscaping Industry in H-2B Crackdown; Webinar Scheduled »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an enforcement initiative that is targeting landscap...
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm Bill Authorization Stalls in Congress »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The 2014 Farm Bill expired on September 30 of this year as Congress squabbled over key provisions of the...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Defers Action on H-2B Program Until After Midterm Elections »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The H-2B returning worker provision and some modest H-2B reforms did not make it into the FY2019 federa...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Panel Approves H-2B Returning Worker Provision »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week the House Appropriations Committee agreed by voice vote to reinstate the H-2B returning worke...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Action on New Guest Worker Program for Agriculture Postponed until Fall… or Later »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week The House failed to bring the H.R. 6517, the AG and Legal Workforce Act to the floor for a...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Approaching One-year Anniversary of OSHA Silica Dust Rule: Are You Complying? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last September 23, the OSHA silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect w...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Proposed H-2C Guest Worker Program May Get a Vote in the Congress »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed new H-2C program legislation for agricultural guest workers is scheduled for a vote the we...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Homeland Security Authorizes 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secretary of Homeland Security announced May 31 that she had made the decision to increase by 15,00...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louisiana Could Halt Professional Certifications »
BATON ROUGE - A bill recently introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives could bring a halt to the use of privat...
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...

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