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Immigration Law

DOL Posts Emergency H-2B Guidance

DOL, Dec. 29, 2015 - "The 2016 Department of Labor Appropriations Act, (Division H, Title I of Public Law 114-113) (2016 DOL Appropriations Act) which was signed into law on December 18, 2015, contains several provisions impacting the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) administration of the H-2B temporary nonagricultural visa program. Consequently, the OFLC is disseminating emergency guidance to provide information regarding how it is implementing the new provisions of the 2016 DOL Appropriations Act for employers seeking to obtain prevailing wage determinations and temporary labor certifications under the H-2B nonimmigrant visa classification. In the coming weeks, OFLC will integrate the emergency guidance into the applicable program pages on its website and, where necessary, disseminate additional public announcements. To obtain a copy of the emergency guidance, please click here.