Here is an Advance Copy of the rule to be published on Wednesday, May 8, 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...
DOL, Feb. 26, 2019
February 26, 2019. Department Announces Updates to its Procedures for Processing H-2B Applications for Temporary Labor Certification
"The Department today announced updates to its procedures for processing H-2B applications...
DOL OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019 - " OFLC Issues Last Status Update Today on the iCERT System.
LAST OPERATING STATUS : The Department's iCERT Rapid Response Team has continued to monitor the iCERT system, which has consistently been open for service...
DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Jan. 3, 2019: OFLC Issues Status Update on Availability of the iCERT System
The iCERT system for application processing is tentatively scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019.
DOL, Jan. 2, 2019
"The iCERT Portal System is currently unavailable.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated January 2, 2019, 12:00PM EST): Within the first five minutes of opening the semi-annual H-2B certification process on January 1, 2019, the U...
Employers vying for the 33,000 H-2B visas (for temporary, non-agricultural workers) with an April 1, 2019 start date were poised last night to e-file critical document packets at one nanosecond past midnight, EST.
See: December 27, 2018. H-2B Application...
DOJ, July 31, 2018 - "Today, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor (DOL) expanded their collaboration to better protect U.S. workers from discrimination by employers that prefer to hire temporary visa...
"Agriculture plays a significant role in Oklahoma's economy, with nearly 80,000 farms contributing to the state's production and providing jobs for thousands of workers. Farmworkers play an essential role in producing our nation's food...
"U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced that the labor department's Wage and Hour Division will begin to exercise its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking "T" visas. The division will also...
"As a result of the unique perishable nature of agricultural commodities in the H-2A program, OFLC will temporarily (for a period not to exceed 30 days) implement the following mailing procedure:
Upon certification of an H-2A application, the...
EOIR Releases Statistics for FY2012
The Executive Office for Immigration Review has released its statistical yearbook for fiscal 2012. As expected, the backlog of cases before EOIR continued to grow, with 326,255 pending proceedings before immigration...
Labor Department to Delay Implementation of BALCA Ruling in Island Holdings |
On December 20, 2013, the Labor Department announced that it would seek review of the ruling issued by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in Matter of Island...
Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Public Defenders in Removal Proceedings
A report released in late May by the global consulting firm NERA concluded that the fiscal savings to the government could well offset any costs associated with providing...
H-2B Interim Final Rule Expected in April |
On March 4, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations on the ground that the DOL lacks authority under the INA...