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TAG: Department of Labor

Department of Labor recovers more than $1M in back wages

September 6, 2022By

The Department of Labor's H-2B visa compliance initiative has made significant progress in the Southeast, including barring one landscaping operation. read more

Hawaii landscaping company ordered to pay $56K in back wages, $10K for child labor violation

August 29, 2022By

The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $56,000 in back wages from Hawaii landscaping company, Aikane Nursery & Landscaping. read more

Pennsylvania business ordered to pay $150K in back wages

March 23, 2022By

Department of Labor investigators found Shurina Brothers of New Kensington, Pa., failed to pay employees time-and-a-half for overtime. read more

Dept. of Homeland Security adds 35,000 H-2B visas

March 10, 2020By

The Department of Homeland Security will make available 35,000 supplemental H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2020. The allocation also comes with new conditions to provide relief to seasonal employers who truly need it and reduce fraud and abuse in the program. DHS also announced that it will take necessary anti-fraud and abuse... read more

Work to do: Tackling the industry’s labor shortage

May 20, 2019By
Photo: Marshall Evan Photography

How companies, manufacturers and industry pros are tackling landscaping's labor shortage. read more

Final push for H-2B reform for 2019 season

February 20, 2019By

On Jan. 25, Congress and the president reached an agreement to reopen the government for 21 days. read more