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2011 H-2B Wage Rule Delayed Indefinitely: DOL Final Rule

"The Department of Labor (Department or we/us) is delaying 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 us from using any funds to implement...

DOL Indefinitely Postpones 2011 H-2B Wage Rule

"The Department of Labor (Department or we/us) is delaying 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 us from using any funds...

CA3 Upholds 2011 H-2B Wage Rule: Louisiana Forestry v. DOL

"Appellants, a group of associations representing employers in non-agricultural industries, claim that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority by enacting a regulation governing the calculation of the minimum wage a U.S. employer must offer in order to recruit foreign workers under the H...

Third Circuit Upholds Labor H-2B Regulations & Confuses Agency Rulemaking Jurisdiction

"The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently upheld the Department of Labor (DOL) promulgation of regulations governing the calculation of the minimum wage a United States employer must offer to recruit non-agricultural foreign workers under the Department of Homeland Security...

DOL on Status of 2011 H-2B Wage Rule

"[I]n light of the current regulatory landscape and in response to Congress’s recent actions, as well as judicial decisions, DOL intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on the proper wage methodology for the H–2B program, working off of the 2011 Wage Rule as a starting point...