The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Unused vacation must be paid out upon separation, court says Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 03:00 AM

A recent Colorado Supreme Court opinion has determined that employers may not include a “use it or lose it” policy and must pay out unused accrued vacation pay when an employee leaves a job. The decision overturned previous lower court decisions.

Regardless of restrictive language included in employee handbooks, the Supreme Court stated that “although the CWCA [Colorado Wage Claim Act] does not create an automatic right to vacation pay, when an employer chooses to provide such pay, it cannot be forfeited once earned by the employee.”

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Colorado is well-represented on the 2021 LM150 list Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 02:00 AM

Landscape Management has released its annual LM150 list of the landscape industry’s top revenue-generating companies. Seven Colorado-based companies made the list, as well as other companies headquartered elsewhere that operate in the state.

The Colorado-based companies on the 2021 list include:

  • Designscapes Colorado, Centennial (#74)
  • Environmental Designs, Inc., Brighton (#80)
  • Designs by Sundown, Littleton (#83)
  • Landtech Contractors, Aurora (#91)
  • Lifescape Colorado, Denver (#119)
  • Schultz Industries, Golden (#130)
  • Timberline Landscaping, Colorado Springs (#137)
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OSHA to conduct weekend inspections at Front Range construction worksites Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 01:00 AM

Front Range construction sites, which may include landscape installation, could see increased health and safety inspections this summer and fall, according to an announcement from US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Two big H-2B advocacy opportunities Email
Written by John McMahon   
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 AM

ALCC has two big items to share with you today: the return of the H-2B returning worker exemption and a last call to register for our virtual advocacy event next week.

First, read the announcement from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

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The ELITE Awards 2021 feature new category, move to a fall event Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 05:00 AM

ALCC announced this week that nominations are open for The ELITE Awards, which recognize ALCC members that Elevate the Landscape Industry Through Excellence. For 2021, there are some changes to the awards and the timing of their announcement.

The awards are usually announced in March, but due to COVID restrictions on in-person gatherings, the ceremony was moved to fall 2021. To make the most of the time during that delay, ALCC convened a committee of landscape industry professionals to review the awards program and feedback received over the years.

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