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TAG: New Jersey

Withheld overtime pay puts New Jersey landscaper in hot water

June 27, 2022By

A New Jersey landscaper must repay hundreds of thousands of dollars in withheld overtime pay to its employees, a federal court rules. read more

New Jersey landscaper ordered to pay temp workers nearly $200K

April 22, 2022By

Violations of the H-2B worker visa program have led U.S. Department of Labor to administer penalties for New Jersey-based Turf Masters. read more

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more

NJ company president pleads guilty to tax evasion

March 4, 2016By

The president of Caliper Farms Nursery, in Belle Mead, N.J., pleaded guilty to falsifying his income tax return for 2011, NJ.com reported. Angelo Dimeglio tried to hide more than $500,000 in income from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011. He’s also been charged for falsifying tax returns for other years. His sentencing is scheduled for June 11. The maximum... read more

New Jersey fertilizer bill: Five years later

November 30, 2015By

Has New Jersey’s landmark fertilizer bill made an impact?  In January 2011, New Jersey enacted a three-phase, statewide fertilizer pre-emption bill, touted by the state as the most restrictive fertilizer legislation in the country. The rollout included application blackout dates, public education, a professional certification requirement and a provision restricting the type of fertilizer that can be sold in the... read more

NJNLA backs Horticultural Therapy Week, launches campaign

March 23, 2015By

In step with the New Jersey Senate passing legislation that designates the third full week of March as “Horticultural Therapy Week” in New Jersey, the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) donated plants and shrubs to create a display that ran from March 16 to March 20 at Goldfinch Square in the New Jersey Statehouse. Spearheaded by the American... read more