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

Justice Department will not appeal decision to end federal overtime rule change Email
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017 02:00 AM

 

The Department of Justice has struck down the final rule "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act" published in 2016. The rule would have extended overtime pay for an estimated four million American workers by nearly doubling the annual salary threshold of eligibility.

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Urgent H-2B support needed (August 25, 2017) Email
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Friday, August 25, 2017 02:00 AM

 

H-2B update

Congress is on recess through Labor Day and shortly after returning to Washington, lawmakers will take up fiscal 2018 spending bills for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies. We urgently need your help to get H-2B cap relief included in the spending bill.  Cap relief was not included in the DHS appropriations bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this summer. We need it included in the manager’s (chairmen’s) amendment to the bill before the bill comes to the House floor for a vote.

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Three ALCC members placed on Inc. 5000 list Email
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 07:00 AM


Inc 5000The editors of Inc. Magazine have released the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Three ALCC member landscape companies have made the list this year: Emerald Isle Landscaping, Lifescape Colorado, and Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management.

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Silica dust is a serious safety issue Email
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 06:00 AM

 

silica dustSeptember 23, 2017, is the deadline for compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final rule regarding exposure to respirable crystalline silica will go into effect. The aim of the rule is to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers.

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EAB discovered in Lafayette Email
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 05:00 AM


Emerald Ash BorerThis month, the invasive tree pest emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in the City of Lafayette. This detection is still within a quarantine area established to try and prevent the human-assisted spread of EAB but represents only the third confirmation of EAB anywhere in Colorado outside the City of Boulder, where the pest was first detected in 2013. EAB has also been confirmed in Gunbarrel and Longmont.

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