DOL on Status of 2011 H-2B Wage Rule

DOL on Status of 2011 H-2B Wage Rule

"[I]n light of the current regulatory landscape and in response to Congress’s recent actions, as well as judicial decisions, DOL intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on the proper wage methodology for the H–2B program, working off of the 2011 Wage Rule as a starting point. Until such time as DOL finalizes a new wage methodology, the current wage methodology contained in 20 CFR 655.10(b), as set by the 2013 IFR, will remain unchanged and continue in effect. We will consolidate our current review of comments on the 2013 IFR with review of comments received on the new notice of proposed rulemaking, and will issue a final rule accordingly." - Federal Register/ Vol. 79, No. 50 / Friday, March 14, 2014.