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HR 6094 would extend deadline for federal overtime rule Email
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 02:00 AM

time clockThe Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (HR 6094) would extend the deadline for implementation of and compliance with the new federal overtime rules. The new deadline would be June 1, 2017. A similar bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate.

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H-2B returning worker exemption not renewed in latest bill Email
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Friday, September 23, 2016 02:00 AM
H-2B action needed
Update from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:
The Senate just released its continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 9. A summary is below. The returning worker exemption is apparently not renewed in the bill, which means we have to work even harder to get it included in the final omnibus appropriations bill that will be drafted after the elections.
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USCIS: "H-2B Employers Should Continue to Identify 'Returning Workers' in Petitions for FY 2017" Email
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 02:00 AM

H-2B action needed

USCIS posted the following on September 13, 2016

USCIS urges prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential “returning workers” with employment start dates in fiscal year (FY) 2017 to continue to identify these workers and provide the H-2B Returning Worker Certification.

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How Summit Services' Mark Frederick reinvents the walkthrough Email
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 06:00 AM

Mark FrederickWalkthroughs are an opportunity for customer interaction and for the landscape company to shine. When leading a large homeowners’ association, a lot of time is wasted just walking from one discussion point to the next. It can take up a whole morning to manage and lead a big group.

Mark Frederick, president of Summit Services, Inc., Englewood, has streamlined the annual walkthrough. For about 10 years, Summit has used golf carts to tour people through properties. Typically, Frederick coordinates cart rentals and tours with two six-person carts. He conducts tours with HOA board members, specific committee members, the property manager, the Summit Services account manager and sometimes a landscape architect.

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The ELITE Awards nominations open soon Email
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 05:00 AM

The ELITE AwardsAfter a successful inaugural year, The ELITE Awards are back with some new features. The submission period begins September 19, with two expanded categories and an online entry process.

The ELITE Award for Use of Color will be awarded in two categories: Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice. A panel of judges will choose up to three finalists among entries received, and one finalist will take home The ELITE Award for Use of Color – Judges’ Choice. Submissions will also be posted at alcc.com and on social media, where the public can vote via PollDaddy for their favorite. The submission with the most votes online will receive The ELITE Award for Use of Color – People’s Choice.

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