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Additional H-2B visas to be released to returning H-2B workers only Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 05:00 AM

H-2B visa programThis week, the US Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule regarding the release of an additional 30,000 H-2B visas. The rule was posted to the Federal Register on May 8, 2019.

According to an announcement by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, “These supplemental H-2B visas are available only to returning workers who received an H-2B visa, or were otherwise granted H-2B status, during one of the last three fiscal years (FY 2016, 2017, or 2018), and availability is restricted by prioritizing only those businesses who would suffer irreparable harm without the additional workers.”

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Sustainable Landscape Management certificate coming to Colorado Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 04:00 AM

Sustainable Landscape Management ColoradoEarlier this year, Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) announced their new Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) initiative. It provides sustainable landscape management standards that protect and conserve water and reduce waste generation while maintaining the health of urban landscapes that consist of durable and mature plant material.

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Three Colorado greenhouses make the Top 100 Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 03:00 AM

GreenhouseThree Colorado companies were named in Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers for 2019. The list comes from the 2019 growers survey, in which greenhouse businesses share information about their production and identify trends in the industry.

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Green industry firms are at risk for employee fraud and theft Email
Written by Troy D. Sibelius, FASLA, CIC, CRM   
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 02:00 AM

FingerprintWho is stealing your stuff? And more importantly, who is stealing your stuff bit by bit by bit that you may not even be aware of? In 2016, according to various national insurance carriers and national public resources on employee theft, the industry with the highest targeted sector for employee theft was the financial services sector at 18 percent. Real estate/construction sector came in at fourth place with 10 percent of total cases reported.

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Dos and don’ts if you suspect fraud or theft Email
Written by Troy D. Sibelius, FASLA, CIC, CRM   
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 01:00 AM

Investigate possible fraudInsurance carriers are very specific about how they might pay out on a potential claim even if you have that type of coverage on your insurance policy. Employee dishonesty claims are very hard to prove. If you suspect an employee is stealing, here are things you should do and not do:

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