Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Plan to Expand Paid Leave, Send it to Trump
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to expand paid leave and unemployment benefits in response to the coronavirus pandemic, part of a staggering response expected in the coming weeks. Another, much larger stimulus package is expected in coming weeks. We’ll be breaking this down for you in this week’s Advocate Newsletter. Click here to subscribe. READ MORE.
NALP Promoting Landscape and Lawn Care Work as Essential Services
In response to regional coronavirus quarantines and voluntary calls to stay at some, NALP is advocating with federal state and local officials that landscape services are seen as essential; helping to ensure your ability to continue servicing customers. You can download the letter that is being disseminated to officials. You can keep it for your reference, share it with officials in your area, and provide it to crews if you are operating in an area under a lockdown. VIEW LETTER.
Coronavirus Webinar Series
To keep you informed on the latest HR, legal, safety, insurance, and government affairs guidance surrounding the coronavirus, NALP launched a weekly webinar series to bring you the latest information and get your pressing questions answered. View our recent webinar and join us each week on Wednesday at 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET for the latest.
H-2B Program Affected by Coronavirus
The situation is evolving daily, but currently the U.S. State Department has slowed down its consular operations in Mexico where the majority of H-2B visas are processed - giving preference to returning working visas. We have also learned that similar actions have taken place in both Guatemala and Honduras and that discussions are occurring within the Administration to close the southern border entirely for a period of time.
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