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USCIS Extends H-2A Visa Flexibility
Posted on 20 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H–2A Nonimmigrants Due To the COVID–19 National Emergency: Partial Extension of Certain Flexibilities "As a result of continued... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , H-2A

Advance Copy of H-2A Temporary Final Rule (effective Aug. 19, 2020)
Posted on 18 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/20/2020. "As a result of continued disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the summer and upcoming fall agricultural season caused by the global... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , USCIS , DHS , H-2A

H-2A Temporary Final Rule
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 76 / Monday, April 20, 2020 "As a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the upcoming summer agricultural season caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19... Read More

Tags: agriculture , H-2A

Advance Copy: H-2A Temporary Final Rule
Posted on 17 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/20/2020 "As a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the upcoming summer agricultural season caused by the global novel Coronavirus... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , H-2A

DHS, USDA to Modify H-2A Rules to Protect Food Supply
Posted on 16 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 15, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions... Read More

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OFLC Posts COVID-19 FAQ Round 3 (Apr. 9, 2020)
Posted on 9 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 9, 2020 "1. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, can I move my H-1B workers to a new worksite that is located outside the area of intended employment on my certified Labor Condition Application? ... 2. Due to the impact of the... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-1B , COVID-19 , H-2A

DOL Posts H-2A FAQ (Apr. 1, 2020)
Posted on 1 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 1, 2020 "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification released Round 2 of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19. The Round 2 FAQs address potential issues regarding the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program... Read More

Tags: oflc , COVID-19 , H-2A

DOL H-2 Visa Notice: Travel, Meals, Lodging
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 55 / Friday, March 20, 2020 "The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is issuing this annual notice to announce the updated allowable charges employers of H–2A... Read More

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USCIS Publishes Updated Guidance on H-2A Petitions for Sheep/Goat Herders
Posted on 28 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Feb. 28, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published an updated policy memorandum (PDF, 580 KB) (PM) that requires requests for temporary foreign workers for range sheep or goat herding or production to be subject to... Read More

Tags: USCIS , H-2A

H-2A Final Rule (Sept. 20, 2019)
Posted on 19 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 183 / Friday, September 20, 2019 "The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers... Read More

Tags: H-2A

OFLC Announces H-2A Procedure Changes
Posted on 28 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Aug. 27, 2019 " OFLC Announces New H-2A Application Forms and Schedule for Electronic Filing in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced changes to the forms and the online... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2A

H-2A Proposed Rule
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 "The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers employed in temporary or seasonal... Read More

Tags: H-2A

H-2A Proposed Rule, Request for Comments
Posted on 19 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/26/2019. "The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers employed... Read More

Tags: DOL , H-2A

H-2A News from OFLC (May 28, 2019)
Posted on 28 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, May 28, 2019 "The H-2A Application for Temporary Employment Certification, Form ETA-9142A and Appendix A, and the Application for Prevailing Wage Determination, Form ETA-9141, are set to expire on May 31, 2019. The Department is seeking approval... Read More

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DHS Notice: H-2 Visa Program Country List (Jan. 18, 2019)
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2019 "Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant... Read More

Tags: visas , H-2B , H-2A