Immigration Law

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In Wed., Apr. 29, 2015 Federal Register, New H-2B Rules
Posted on 28 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here are links to advance copies of the joint DHS/DOL Interim Final Rule on H-2Bs , and the DOL Final Rule on H-2B Prevailing Wage calculation, both set for publication in the Federal Register on Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015. Read More

Judge Blocks H-2B Program Rule
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Florida judge has granted a temporary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing the H-2B program rule. Even though the ruling was issued in Florida, it applies nationwide, said Tom Delaney, PLANET's director of... Read More

Immigration Reform Duplicity: The New H-2B Rules
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

H-2B expert, DC insider and former DOL Assistant Secretary for Policy Leon Sequeira has nothing good to say about the new H-2B Final Rule . [Disclosure: My firm has a large H-2B practice representing Texas landscaping companies; I'm in complete... Read More

Tags: final rule , H-2B

Advance Copy of DOL H-2B Guidance
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Labor (the Department) is providing notice of the judicial order enjoining the Department from implementing and enforcing the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, published February 21, 2012... Read More

DOL Pushes New H-2B Rule Trigger Date to April 27th
Posted on 21 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department is revising its guidance to clarify that the Final Rule will not be operative until April 27, 2012." - Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 78 / Monday, April 23, 2012 . Read More

Tags: final rule , date , H-2B

DOL Schedules H-2B Webinars, Briefing
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department has scheduled three webinars and one public briefing to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on changes to the H–2B program made by the H–2B Final Rule and on applying for H–2B... Read More

DOL H-2B Stakeholder Briefings: Instructions
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The three public webinars will take place on Wednesday, March 14th; Tuesday, March 20th; and Tuesday, March 27th of 2012 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Each of the webinars will cover essentially the same information. The capacity... Read More

New H-2B Rule Effective Apr. 23, 2012
Posted on 11 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Links to the DOL Press Release , a site containing the Rule and many detailed Fact Sheets , and a New York Times article . Read More

Tags: DOL , final rule , H-2B

Court Blocks H-2B Rule
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The court thus finds that the plaintiffs have satisfied all of the elements required for the issuance of a preliminary injunction and that an order prohibiting enforcement of the rules regarding “Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H... Read More

DOL ETA Acknowledges H-2B Injunction
Posted on 9 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On April 26, 2012, the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, Final Rule, 77 FR 10038, Feb. 21, 2012 was preliminarily enjoined by the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division... Read More

Free DOL H-2B Webinar Today
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. ... The capacity of each webinar is limited to 200 concurrent participants and the ability to log in to a webinar session is established on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no pre-registration... Read More

Advance Copy of New H-2B Final Rule
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Labor (the Department) is amending its regulations governing the certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment and the enforcement of the obligations applicable to... Read More

Tags: DOL , final rule , H-2B