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OSHA requires electronic submission of injury/illness data by March 2 Email
Written by ALCC   
Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 AM

OSHA has issued a reminder that employers may submit injury and illness data for the year 2020 from January 2-March 2, 2021. Employers with 250 employees or more, employers with 20-249 employees in specific injuries (including construction) are required to keep such records and submit the data electronically. 

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ProGreen Experience announces 2021 sessions Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 05:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The ProGreen Experience will feature more than one keynote presentation during the 2021 conference, to be held February 22-25 online. The keynote sessions will be featured at the beginning of each full day of sessions. will be available for the basic attendance rate ($25/member, $40/nonmembers) allowing all ProGreen registrants to participate.

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New year, new PPP loan information Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

This week, the US Small Business Association (SBA) re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to new applications and some existing borrowers, allowing only community financial institutions to make the initial loans. The first round of First Draw PPP loan applications opened Monday, January 11. Second Draw PPP loan applications opened Wednesday, January 13. All SBA lenders will be allowed to make PPP loans some time after those dates.

With goals to increase access to small businesses and simplify debt forgiveness, the PPP program has been updated and new guidance has been issued. 

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GreenCO legislative priorities for 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 03:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

GreenCO has announced its 2021 Legislative Priorities. Key areas of focus include water, industry regulations and business practices (including workforce development and labor issues), infrastructure funding, sales and use tax, pesticide regulation, and education. Read the full list:

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DOL clarifies independent contractor status test with final rule Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 02:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has published to the federal register a final rule, to be effective March 8, 2021, which attempts to clarify the standard for determining independent contractor status vs. employee status. The rule was developed with gig economy workers in mind but could have an effect beyond those jobs.

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VIDEO: Tips for keeping your remote employees happy and productive Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 01:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Remote work continues in 2021 due to the pandemic. Employers should review how their team has adapted to remote work and continue to look for ways to keep operations running efficiently and with positive employee morale. 

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DOL released additional information on the random groupings for H-2B visa processing Email
Written by John McMahon   
Friday, January 08, 2021 12:00 AM

H-2B updat

DOL released additional information on the random groupings for H-2B visa processing

Please see below the announcement made yesterday by the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) regarding H-2B applications.

OFLC Publishes List of Randomized H-2B Applications Submitted January 1-3 for Employers Seeking H-2B Workers Starting April 1, 2021

To keep the public informed regarding the submission and assignment of H-2B applications for review, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published the assignment group(s) for 5,377 H-2B applications covering 96,641 worker positions with the start date of work of April 1, 2021.

Following the randomization procedures published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2019, OFLC completed the randomization process on January 5 and assigned to National Processing Center analysts all H-2B applications placed in Assignment Group A for issuance of Notices of Deficiency or Acceptance. Group A includes enough worker positions to reach the H-2B semi-annual visa allotment of 33,000. Four additional Assignment Groups (Groups B-E) were created for the remaining applications, each of which includes no more than 20,000 worker positions.

On January 5, 2021, OFLC provided written notice to each employer (and the employer's authorized attorney or agent) informing them about the Assignment Group for their application(s).

 

 
ELITE Awards nominations delayed until spring Email
Written by Melissa Emdin   
Thursday, January 07, 2021 12:00 AM

The ELITE Awards honor excellence in the landscape industry. As you may have seen earlier this week, The ELITE Awards nomination period and nomination deadline are being delayed until spring 2021.

Covid restrictions prevent large in-person gatherings, which prohibit the ELITE Awards reception from being held in spring 2021 as usual. One of the most valuable aspects of the ELITE Awards program is gathering with colleagues in the industry to honor those who have made excellent contributions. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do this in spring of 2021. We are aiming to have an in-person gathering for the ELITE Awards in fall 2021.

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H-2B program suspension extended by White House Email
Written by John McMahon   
Monday, January 04, 2021 12:00 AM

H-2B updat

H-2B program suspension is extended by White House proclamation

As you may have heard, the H-2B guest worker program has been suspended by a White House proclamation. The proclamation extended Trump's original order, which was set to expire December 31, 2020, until March 31, 2021. You can read a good summary of this action here. The H-2B Workforce Coalition will be working with the Biden administration to rescind this order.

In the meantime, I have shared below a valuable summary from ALCC member Pabian Law on what this means for the landscape industry.

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H2B update: H-2B provisions in approved omnibus bill Email
Written by John McMahon   
Monday, December 28, 2020 12:00 AM

H-2B updatSunday evening, President Trump signed the omnibus appropriations/COVID-19 stimulus bill.  As you know, the bill includes the current provisions of law related to the H-2B program.  Specifically, the bill:

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Scam alert: is a fraudster taking your company's payments? Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 05:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Landscape company owners should be aware of scams and online threats to their business and their clients. In 2020, as more business is conducted online and consumers are using online ordering and payment for the first time for many services, cybersecurity is more critical than ever. Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated, leaving even savvy internet users vulnerable. 

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ProGreen EXPO becomes the ProGreen EXPERIENCE Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

As pandemic restrictions continue to prevent large-scale events, ProGreen EXPO has pivoted to become the ProGreen EXPERIENCE. The conference and trade show for the Rocky Mountain region will take place February 22-25, 2021 online. The schedule is being confirmed, and registration will open soon.

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Two tips for a great start to 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 03:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

As we look to close the books on 2020, there is still work to be done to get ready for 2021--even if snow removal is not on your service list. Here are two things you can do to help ensure a great start in 2021:

Construct an operating budget for 2021
For many companies, this is on the ‘to do’ list but gets pushed back and postponed until the question becomes “why bother?” Make this the year that doesn’t happen!

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