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...
DOL, Nov. 24, 2021
"On November 24, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued the Farm Labor Survey (FLS) report in which it established the average annual wage rates, by region and the United States, for field and livestock...
The amended complaint is here .
"Black farmworkers from Mississippi sued Pitts Farms Partnership — one of the largest farms in Mississippi — for discriminating against them in favor of white foreign workers, costing them thousands of...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/10/2021
"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, July 6, 2021
"On December 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order in United Farm Workers, et al. v. DOL, et al. , No. 20-cv-01690, enjoining the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) from...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/06/2021
"The Department of Labor (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the adjudication of temporary need for employers seeking herding or production...
State Department, Jan. 28, 2021
"H-2A and certain H-2B travelers covered by the Presidential Proclamation of January 25, 2021 titled Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose...
DOL, Jan. 20, 2021
U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Forthcoming H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program Rule for Review
On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced and posted on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s...
USCIS, Jan. 12, 2021
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), have announced the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2021. The...
Maria Dinzeo, CNS, Dec. 24, 2020
"Farm workers won an eleventh-hour reprieve from a Department of Labor rule that would freeze their wages for the next two years. The new rule published by the Labor Department last month locks in at 2019 levels...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020
"As a result of continued disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the upcoming winter and spring agricultural seasons caused by the global novel Coronavirus...
OFLC, Nov. 19, 2020
"On November 5, 2020, the Department of Labor (Department) published a final rule updating the methodology for determining hourly Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for non-range agricultural occupations in the H-2A visa program...
the Nov. 2, 2020 FAQ
the final rule , to be published in the Nov. 5, 2020 Fed. Reg. and effective 45 days after that
the Nov. 2, 2020 DOL media release
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...
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...