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Updated final rule on overtime pay issued by DOL Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 05:00 AM

overtimeThe final rule regarding overtime for so-called “white collar” workers has returned. Yesterday, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule to Update the Regulations Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employees. The new regulations will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Three strategies to navigate the labor shortage Email
Written by Kim Naughtin   
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 04:00 AM

HiringWhat can landscape contractors do to offset the limitations of the H-2B program and navigate the current labor shortage? Focus on full-time employees (FTE). While it may seem counterintuitive, using these strategies to enhance and optimize your FTE’s experience and productivity can lessen the impact of unreliable seasonal staffing.

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BestYard expands into seasonal lighting retail Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 03:00 AM

BestYard.comChris Dominy of BestYard.com in Parker came to the landscape industry through a less common path: his love of holiday lighting. Now, after growing his seasonal holiday lighting business into a full-service residential lawn and garden maintenance company that offers snow removal and lighting services, he has taken his passion for Christmas lighting and expanded his business portfolio to include a holiday lighting retail store.

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New guidance provided by DOL on compliance issues Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 02:00 AM

Dept of Labor sealThe Department of Labor (DOL) recently released three new opinion letters to help employers and employees better understand how to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA).

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Colorado Springs Utilities to host meetings about updating water shortage ordinance Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 02:00 AM

SprinklerColorado Springs Utilities (CSU) will host two meetings in October to discuss their proposed changes to the water shortage ordinance. The changes address water waste and target outdoor water use, especially water use connected to landscape irrigation.

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