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Court Axes 2020 H-2A Wage Rule: United Farm Workers v. DOL
Posted on 5 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

2022 H-2A AEWR News (Dec. 15, 2021)
Posted on 15 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

Non-Range H-2A AEWR NPRM
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

H-2A News (USDA FLS Report)
Posted on 26 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

Judge Blocks H-2A Wage Freeze: UFW v. DOL
Posted on 28 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

New OFLC Web Page for AEWR
Posted on 19 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: oflc , aewr , H-2A

H-2A Visa Wage Changes Coming
Posted on 4 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Links to: 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 Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

Advance Copy of 2016 H-2A AEWRs
Posted on 21 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/22/2015 - "The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2016 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs... Read More

Tags: 2016 , aewr , H-2A

Advance Copies of H-2A AEWRs for 2013
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2013 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A... Read More

Tags: 2013 , aewr , H-2A

DOL notice: H-2A AEWR for 2012
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2012 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform... Read More

Tags: 2012 , aewr , H-2A

Advance Copy of 2014 H-2A AEWRs
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A... Read More

Tags: 2014 , aewr , H-2A

Advance copy of DOL notice: 2012 AEWRs for H-2A
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2012 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform... Read More

Tags: DOL , aewr , H-2A

Advance Copy of 2015 H-2A AEWRs
Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2015 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A... Read More

Tags: aewr , H-2A

DOL: FY 2013 New H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs)
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing new Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for each state based on the Farm Labor Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The AEWRs are the minimum hourly wage rates... Read More

Tags: DOL , aewr , H-2A

H-2A AEWRs for 2014
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A... Read More

Tags: 2014 , aewr , H-2A