OFLC, Nov. 25, 2022
"The U.S. Department of Labor previously announced that it intends to engage in additional rulemaking concerning the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural employment of foreign workers. The Department will consider new...
OFLC, Nov. 21, 2022
2022 H-2A Final Rule FAQs Prevailing Wage Surveys
"On October 12, 2022, the Department of Labor (the Department) published a final rule promulgating regulations governing the certification of employment of nonimmigrant workers...
OFLC, Nov. 9, 2022
Department of Labor Announces a Stakeholder Webinar on the 2022 H-2A Final Rule Filing and Processing Updates to be Held on November 17, 2022
On November 17, 2022, the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/10/2022
"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...
OFLC, Oct. 25, 2022 - H-2A Final Rule FAQs Round 2: Job Order Filing and Processing October 25, 2022
DOL : "On October 27, 2022, the Department of Labor will host a public webinar to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on the changes to the H-2A program made by the H-2A 2022 Final Rule. Participants of...
The Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule Revising its Regulations on the H-2A Application and Temporary Labor Certification Process
"The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants...
OFLC, Sept. 26, 2022
"The Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing draft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guidance for the H-2A temporary...
Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Sept. 23, 2022
"Mr. Mendoza, 46, has spent most of the past decade living in these rugged, remote mountains, herding sheep raised for wool and meat from spring to fall. “You live in complete solitude, just you...
Leah Douglas, Reuters, June 2, 2022
"Sheep herders in the U.S. West have banded together to sue their employers, accusing them of operating an illegal cartel that artificially suppresses their wages, according to court documents filed Wednesday...
United Farm Workers v. DOL
"On November 5, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) promulgated a Final Rule that amended the regulations governing the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (“AEWR”) calculation methodology. Adverse Effect...
OFLC, Feb. 23, 2022
"Office of Foreign Labor Certification Publishes Annual Update to Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
The Employment and Training Administration...
DOL, Dec. 29, 2021
"ETA is issuing these FAQs to remind SWAs that they are obligated under the Wagner-Peyser Act regulations at 20 CFR 653.501 to check an employer’s piece rate offer, estimated in hourly wage rate equivalents for each activity...
DOL ETA, Dec. 15, 2021
Office of Foreign Labor Certification Publishes 2022 H-2A Monthly Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for Herding or Production of Livestock on the Range
The Employment and Training Administration has published a notice in the...
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 228 / Wednesday, December 1, 2021
"The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign...