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landscaping business insurance

Landscaping Business Insurance

What does it take to protect your business fully? Risks can be high in landscape work. Physical labor, dealing with equipment safety risks and theft,...

Winter Weather Protection

It’s a job that’s usually done in the worst of conditions — total darkness, or blinding snow, or a coating of ice, or all...
buying insurance

Buying Insurance For Your Business

When it comes to protecting your landscape business with the right insurance coverage, you might be feeling overwhelmed. The complexities of the landscape industry—as...
Evolving Fairness for Contractor Liability

Evolving Fairness For Contractor Liability

There's been some progress for snow contractors who are looking forward to legislative changes that will help level the playing field of liability exposure...
Make a List, Check It Twice

Preparation is Key When Waiting for First Snowfall

Make a List, Check It Twice: Preparing before the first flakes fly is the key to running a lean snow-removal company.

Common Law Violations That Could Cost You

Watch out for employee misclassifications, not paying overtime and paying salaries to foremen.

Thoughts on Road Debris Liability

We all have a basic understanding of how driver liability works. If you cause an accident by violating traffic laws, it's your responsibility. Run...

Heed These Work Rules for Young Workers

The green industry is full of small businesses and family-owned businesses. We often rely on family members and their friends to help out during...

The Affordable Care Act and Your Business

As I am writing this, the federal government is shutdown. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, a budget has passed and we...

Hiring: The All Important Interview Process

In past articles, I discussed creating an overall hiring process and how to write a great job posting. Now it is time to talk...

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

So you are in need of some new employees. You need them to start soon, as in now. There is work to be done...
new employees

5 Biggest Employee Handbook Mistakes

Employee handbooks are a great way of explaining company policies and procedures. They can provide employees with an overview of the company, the working...

Worker PPE, Who Pays for It?

Read answers to these four common questions about OSHA and PPE.

Federal Workplace Posters

You have probably received an email, direct mailing or phone call telling you that Labor Law posting notices are always changing" or something similar....

The Importance of the Form I-9 and How to Conduct an Internal Audit

Whenever a business hires an employee, the Form I-9 should be completed. This form is used to verify two things. First, it is used...

The Fluctuating Work Week Pay Method

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, and companies around the country have been caught by the Department of Labor using questionable worker...

What You Must Know About Overtime Pay

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, so knowing when and how it must be paid could save your company money. The Federal...

Your Minimum Wage Update

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs minimum wage. It applies to companies that have $500,000 or greater in gross sales in a...

7 Keys to Avoid Employee Misclassification

There's a tendency in the green industry to hire people as laborers and state that they're subcontractors or independent contractors. I don't know when...

Using Hand-Held Mobiles While Driving Big Trucks A No-No

If you haven't already heard about the new mobile phone rule from the U.S. DOT, now is your opportunity to read all about it....
ALB

USDA’s Most Recent Plans For Eliminating Asian Longhorned Beetle

Currently, 278.3 square miles are under federal quarantine for Asian longhorned beetle in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. Here's what to look for.
Buddleia Violet

Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

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A Preview Of Hardscape North America 2024

New speakers, a new Hardscape Construction Roundtable, an expanded estimating session, and more are planned at Hardscape North America 2024.
John Deere P-Tier

John Deere Debuts Five New P-Tier Models & Three New Attachments

John Deere introduces the 330 and 334 P-Tier Skid Steer Loaders, the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier Compact Track Loaders to market.
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.
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Proposed Tax Break For Government Snow Removal Equipment In CA

California Senate Bill 546 proposes an exemption from the state sales and use tax for public entities purchasing dedicated snow removal vehicles.