Immigration Law

DOL H-2B Processing Changes Open for Comment (Mar. 4, 2019)

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019

Selection Procedures for Reviewing Applications Filed by Employers Seeking Temporary Employment of H–2B Foreign Workers in the United States

" The Department of Labor’s (Department’s or DOL’s) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this announcement to inform employers and other interested stakeholders of how H–2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification, Form ETA–9142B, filed by employers on or after July 3, 2019, will be assigned to staff for review. The Department believes these procedural changes will provide for fairer and more orderly assignment and review of applications. The Department is seeking public comments on these procedural changes. DATES: To be ensured for consideration, comments must be submitted in writing on or before April 3, 2019. OFLC will review all of the comments received and will make any changes it determines are appropriate prior to July 3, 2019. The new procedural changes are applicable on July 3, 2019."