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Advance Copy of DOL Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order re H-2B, Island Holdings; Request for Comment

December 16, 2014 (1 min read)

"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 enforce the H-2B temporary labor certification program. Such a declaratory order would remove uncertainty about that authority created by a decision of the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in Island Holdings LLC, 2013-PWD-00002 (BALCA Dec. 3, 2013) (en banc). The Secretary issues this Notice pursuant to the authority granted in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 554(e), to issue declaratory orders “to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty.” The Secretary will accept comments from the public on this Notice for 30 days, and may issue a declaratory order after consideration of all comments received in that timeframe." - FR Doc. 2014-28823 Filed 12/16/2014 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 12/17/2014.