Ohio Landscapers Fund Legal Challenge to New H-2B Rule

Ohio Landscapers Fund Legal Challenge to New H-2B Rule

"The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) recently provided $5,000 to support a legal challenge to the H-2B program rule. This legal challenge, supported by many industries that will be adversely affected by the rule change, seeks to block the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of the new rule on April 23, 2012. An earlier legal challenge to the wage rule is still pending in Northern Florida.  If the new program rule takes effect, it will make substantial changes to the H-2B program.  It requires employers to hire any qualified U.S. worker up to 21 days before the H-2B worker is scheduled to begin, even though the employer may have already offered the job to the H-2B worker, assisted with the visa process and paid transportation, housing and other associated fees. The rule also includes labor unions in the hiring process and requires employers to pay transportation and subsistence costs for potential U.S. workers who work at least 50 percent of the season.  In addition, the rule includes provisions requiring employers to pay workers with “corresponding employment” duties similar wages." - Garden Center Magazine, Apr. 9, 2012.

Comments

john smith
  • 04-10-2012

I think Ohio make the right move by challenging the said party.