TAG: Paul Mendelsohn

H-2B users, advocates urge action for relief

April 13, 2017By

It’s a pivotal juncture for the H-2B guest-worker visa program—for 2017 and beyond. “April is a critical month for H-2B,” said Paul Mendelsohn, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), in a blog post. To improve the H-2B process, NALP and other advocates of the program are targeting a continuing resolution (CR) that Congress... read more

Inside the NALP-PAC

November 8, 2016By

We break down the spending of the National Association of Landscape Professionals Political Action Committee—the largest PAC in the landscape industry—and speak to its treasurer to add context to the numbers. Five billion dollars will be spent on this year’s election, the Economist estimates—proof that money runs the U.S. political system. According to OpenSecrets.org, at least $500 million will come... read more

Top challenges facing the industry

August 15, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professional’s Vice President of Government Relations Paul Mendelsohn and Ohio Landscape Association Executive Director Sandy Munley talk about the most important issues facing the landscape industry during Legislative Day. Key topics they discussed include H-2B reforms and labor challenges. Legislative Day took place July 12. read more

NALP: There might not be an opportunity to stop DOL overtime rule

May 23, 2016By

Despite its best efforts to block the overtime rule finalized by the Department of Labor, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and other critics of the rule may be out of options to stop the rule from going into effect Dec. 1. “We’re still working on something that’s called the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, which basically would require the Department... read more

NALP to hold Legislative Day on the Hill in July

April 29, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will hold its Legislative Day on the Hill July 10-12 in Washington, D.C. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Renewal & Remembrance service event. Attendees of the event will receive updates on industry issues, visit with members of Congress and learn how to become a more active voice in the legislative process. “This is a must-attend... read more

Michigan landscape company shuts down due to H-2B delays

April 1, 2016By

After 31 years, Litzenburger Landscape shut its doors due to delays in the H-2B guest-worker visa process, the Petoskey News reported. The Harbor Springs, Mich.-based landscape company notified customers of its closing in a March 14 letter. The letter cited significant delays this year in processing the federal H-2B visas for guest workers from Mexico. The workers make up a large... read more