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...

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...

DOL Speaks on Island Holdings

"On December 3, 2013, The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) issued an en banc decision in The Matter of Island Holdings LLC (2013-PWD-00002) . That decision vacated the supplemental prevailing wage determinations issued in light of the Department's Interim Final H-2B Wage Rule...