For Immediate Release
August 8, 2018
Mary Beth Cowardin
Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement
Western Nursery & Landscape Association
In Partnership with AmericanHort
Announces Upcoming Webinar:
I-9 Compliance and Immigration Enforcement – Are You Prepared?
With business immigration audits and raids making national news, the Western Nursery & Landscape Association and AmericanHort are pleased to join forces to present this important and timely webinar onI-9 immigration law compliance to be held on August 22 at 1pm EST. Join Chris Schulte of CJ-Lake LLC,and Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort, for discussion of recent employment-related immigration law enforcement trends, and how horticulture businesses can best prepare. Schulte and CJ-Lake LLC are nationally recognized for their legal expertise and accomplishments in agriculture and small business-related employment and immigration law and compliance.
At CJ Lake, Chris advises and litigates on behalf of employers and employer associations on employment and business immigration matters, including wage and hour, H-2A and H-2B non-immigrant worker programs, and tax issues. He also works on public policy issues involving Congress and Federal agencies on issues related to immigration, agriculture, insurance, clean energy, health care, environment, and transportation. He also serves as labor and employment law counsel to AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s national trade organization.
Craig Regelbrugge is the Senior Vice President of Industry Advocacy and Research for AmericanHort. Craig has more than 28 years of horticulture industry experience and is known expert on governmental affairs, immigration law, horticultural research, and many other import industry impacting topics.
The webinar is complimentary for WNLA members and AmericanHort members. Registration is available on www.wnla.org. AmericanHort members should contact Amanda Holton at AmandaH@AmericanHort.org to request a registration promo code.
Non-members are invited to register for the webinar for $50 or join WNLA or AmericanHort for the many benefits of membership.
Green industry businesses perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association. With a rich history of serving horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports nearly 14,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry's production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $196 billion, and sustain over 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs.