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TAG: H-2B

Government Affairs: H-2B efforts turn toward Homeland Security acting secretary

February 5, 2020By

Last December, Congress approved an additional 65,000 H-2B visas above the statutory limit of 66,000, subject, however, to the approval of the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. H-2B advocates are now turning their efforts to convince acting secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to release the full complement of visas authorized by Congress. Landscape contractors largest H-2B users... read more

Put these 2 issues on your radar

November 5, 2019By

Two issues that should be on your radar screen are the H-2B fly-in in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 and the new federal overtime rules that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. H-2B Fly-In Nov. 13 Last federal fiscal year, 30,000 additional H-2B visas were made available under language in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2019 appropriation... read more

Another go-round for H-2B: A permanent fix for H-2B remains elusive

September 4, 2019By
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While the H-2B guest worker program used by many landscape contractors had its best year since 2008, program advocates find themselves once again engaged in the annual battle to convince Congress to allocate more visas to the scant 66,000 visas locked into the enabling statute. Little passes Congress Because little legislation has passed Congress to be sent on to the... read more

The A&A way

August 16, 2019By
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The story of how A&A Lawn Care & Landscaping's owners overcame setbacks to grow their organization to a $7.5 million operation. read more

The Harvest Group: To H-2B or Not 2B — Ideas and alternatives for finding your workforce

July 22, 2019By

This Harvest Group webinar will explore alternatives to the H-2B program. The presenter will be Fred Haskett. read more

Profit Power: Stop waiting for immigration reform

May 20, 2019By

LM columnist Jeffrey Scott explains how landscape company owners can take control of their labor situation with recruiting and a strong financial strategy. read more