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Colorado shows up for November 13 H-2B fly-in Email
Written by ALCC   
Monday, November 25, 2019 05:00 AM

Colorado delegation with Senator GardnerALCC led a Colorado delegation to join the H-2B Workforce Coalition in Capitol Hill for an H-2B Advocacy Day on November 13. The fly-in, organized by AmericanHort, NALP, and the Seasonal Employment Alliance, began with a briefing for all participants, which set the stage with relevant talking points and a discussion of strategy. More than 100 professionals attended.

Volunteers returned to Arvada West to complete service project Email
Written by ALCC & Becky Garber   
Monday, November 25, 2019 04:00 AM

Volunteers at Arvada West High SchoolAfter multiple weather and logistical setbacks and rescheduled work dates, ALCC volunteers were finally able to complete their Day of Service project at Arvada West High School on November 14. Thirteen volunteers completed the project begun last spring, when volunteers built the raised beds at Diggable Designs Landscape Construction's shop.

Colorado proposes new overtime and minimum pay standards Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Monday, November 25, 2019 03:00 AM

office clockOn Monday, December 16, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will hold a public hearing to discuss Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS order) #36. The proposed rule would clarify which workers are covered by overtime and minimum wage orders. It would also raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from overtime.

Keep your crew safe on the road this winter Email
Written by Troy Sibelius   
Monday, November 25, 2019 02:00 AM

Driving in snowWhen bad weather hits, make sure you and your crew are prepared to navigate the snowy streets. Troy Sibelius of Buckner Company shares winter driving tips.

Colorado Springs water waste ordinance goes to city council for approval Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Monday, November 25, 2019 01:00 AM

water dropsThe Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) board has referred proposed changes to the Water Waste Ordinance to Colorado Springs City Council. City Council will review the proposal on November 26 and December 10.

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