Advance Copy of DOL Final Rule: Delay of H-2B Wage Methodology Effective Date

"The Department of Labor (Department) is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program (the Wage Rule) to October 1, 2012 in response to recently enacted legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule...

Advance copy of DOL Guidance: H-2B Wage Methodology, Delay of Effective Date

"This Notice provides additional guidance to those employers who have received from the Department either a supplemental or dual prevailing wage determinations based on a previous effective date of the new prevailing wage methodology. This guidance provides additional clarification regarding the...

DOL E-Mailbox for H-2B Prevailing Wage Questions

"Please submit questions regarding the H-2B Wage Rule to the following e-mail box (established by the Department specifically for this purpose) H2Bwagerule@dol.gov ." - DOL, Dec. 30, 2011 .

H-2B Update from USCIS: April 3, 2013

"As announced by USCIS on April 2, 2013, USCIS has temporarily suspended adjudication of certain Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers appropriate action in response to the Court order entered March 21, 2013 in Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores...

New H-2B Wage Rule Will Be Applied to Current Workers

From the DOL FAQ of April 24, 2013 : "[I]f you currently employ H-2B workers, you and your current workers are affected by the new wage rule. Employers who have H-2B workers perform work on or after April 24, 2013, will receive a new prevailing wage determination in accordance with the Wage Methodology...

Former McDonald's Franchisee Settles With DOL for $211K in FLSA, J-1 Summer Work Case

"Former McDonald's franchisee Cheung Enterprises LLC and president Andrew Cheung, based in Middletown, have agreed to pay $205,977 in back wages and liquidated damages to 291 employees, including 178 foreign student workers hired under the U.S. State Department's J-1 visa program. An investigation...