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E.D. Penn. Upholds 2011 H-2B Wage Rule: Louisiana Forestry Assoc. v. Solis (CATA)

"On January 19, 2011, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new regulation to govern the calculation of the minimum wage that a United States employer must offer in order to recruit foreign workers as part of the H-2B visa program (“the 2011 wage rule”). ... A group of...

H-2B Wage Rule Effective Date Pushed to March 27, 2013

"The Department of Labor (Department) is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule, in response to recently enacted legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule for the first 6 months...

DOL Pushes H-2B Wage Rule Effective Date to March 27, 2013

"The Department of Labor (Department) is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H–2B Program final rule, in response to recently enacted legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule for the first...

E.D. Pa. Vacates 2008 H-2B Wage Rule: CATA v. Solis

"Labor certifications issued under the 2008 Wage Rule exceed the DOL’s delegated authority. The INA and DHS regulations define a small subset of individuals to whom the DOL may grant labor certifications if, and only if, the DOL can assure that such individuals’ receipt of H-2B visas...

Advance Copy of DOL H-2B Wage Rule Effective Date Pushback to Oct. 1, 2013

"The Department of Labor is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule (the Wage Rule), in order to address legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule for the remainder of fiscal year...

H-2B Wage Rule Effective Date Delay

"The Department of Labor is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H–2B Program final rule (the Wage Rule), in order to address legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule for the remainder of fiscal...

Advance Copy of H-2B Interim Final Wage Rule; Request for Comments

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (jointly referred to as the Departments) are amending regulations governing certification for the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment. This interim final rule revises...

Advance Copy of DOL NPRM: Proposed Delay of Effective Date of 2011 H-2B Wage Rule

"The Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to delay indefinitely the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule (2011 Wage Rule), in order to comply with recurrent legislation that prohibits the Department from using any funds...

DOL H-2B Wage Rule; Proposed Indefinite Delay of Effective Date

"The Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to delay indefinitely the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H–2B Program final rule (2011 Wage Rule), in order to comply with recurrent legislation that prohibits the Department from using...

Back at It Again With the H-2B Wage Rule

"While everyone was watching the House getting ready to vote, and then not voting, and then actually voting on immigration bills, a couple of court decisions flew under the radar that might finally put to rest the long, drawn-out H-2B wage rule saga." - Laura D. Francis, Aug. 5, 2014 .