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BREAKING: Stay Granted in Perez v. Perez H-2B Litigation
Posted on 18 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Defendants’ Unopposed Motion for Limited Relief from the Vacatur Order and Judgment (Doc. 16) is GRANTED. It is further ordered that the Court’s Injunction Order dated March 4, 2015 (Doc. 14) is STAYED or otherwise held in abeyance until... Read More

Tags: stay , Perez , H-2B

USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudications; Premium Processing Remains Suspended
Posted on 18 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice. Monday, March 16, 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an... Read More

Tags: stay , motion , Perez , USCIS , H-2B

Court Enjoins 2008 H-2B Regulations: Perez v. Perez
Posted on 5 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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 DOL lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations... Read More

Joint DOL/DHS H-2B Interim Final Rule Near Release
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new rule governing the H-2B labor certification process is being reviewed by the Office of the Federal Register and could be published as soon as next week, lawyers for the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security told a Florida... Read More

Tags: rulemaking , ifr , Perez , joint , H-2B

DOL's Perez Pushes H-2B Comment Date to Feb. 2, 2015
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On December 17, 2014, the Office of the Secretary of Labor published a Federal Register notice of intent to issue declaratory order and request for comment (‘‘Notice’’). This Notice (79 FR 75179) states the Secretary of Labor... Read More

Advance Copy of DOL Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order re H-2B, Island Holdings; Request for Comment
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) is considering issuing on his own motion a declaratory order confirming that he has exclusive authority to make legal and policy determinations based on his statutory and regulatory authority to administer and... Read More