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TAG: Tom Delaney

Bound by restrictions

May 6, 2013By

The industry addresses fertilizer and pesticide regulations at the local, state and national levels. Location, location, location. The oft-cited phrase used to justify the price and salability of any home is equally good at describing the state of fertilizer and pesticide regulations across the country. In some places, New Jersey for example, the rules are relatively set and contractors are... read more

Senate immigration bill could have major Green Industry impact

April 18, 2013By

The “Gang of Eight” bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced a Senate immigration bill April 17. The 844-page bill is divided into four sections: border security, immigrant visas, interior enforcement and reforms to nonimmigrant visas (workplace programs), the Washington Post reports. The legislation includes many provisions that could affect the Green Industry, including a new W visa program, updates to... read more

Court issues injunction blocking changes to H-2B

April 27, 2012By

District Court Judge M.C. Rodgers on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the H-2B program rule, ensuring landscapers will be able to rely on their H-2B workers for the forseeable future. The program rule would have been implemented by the Department of Labor nationwide on April 27. The ruling also should impact the DOL’s plans to implement... read more

DOL delays enforcement of H-2B program rule

April 20, 2012By

The Department of Justice has notified the court in the Northern District of Florida that the program rule will now not be enforced until April 27. The judge in the case will hear the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on Tuesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. “We feel we have a good case and excellent lawyers,”... read more

PLANET joins new H-2B lawsuit over program rule

April 16, 2012By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is among a group that filed a federal lawsuit Monday, a last-ditch effort to stop the implementation of a new H-2B program rule set to become effective April 23. According to PLANET, the program rule it seeks to block would require employers to “hire any qualified U.S. worker up to 21 days before an H-2B... read more

Joint Lawn Care Summit a joint success

February 1, 2010By

In december, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and National Pest Management Association (NPMA) joined forces to host the first-ever joint Lawn Care Summit in Orlando, FL. When the two groups initially discussed the possibility of co-organizing such an event, they hoped to attract 100 attendees. Triple-digit attendance was a somewhat ambitious goal for a first-time event being launched during this... read more