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Advance Copy of New H-2B Final Rule

"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 employers of such nonimmigrant workers. This Final...

New H-2B Rule Effective Apr. 23, 2012

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

H-2B Final Rule in today's Federal Register. How will it affect employers?


DOL Schedules H-2B Webinars, Briefing

"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 temporary labor certifications under the new...

DOL H-2B Stakeholder Briefings: Instructions

"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 of each webinar is limited to 200 concurrent participants...

Immigration Reform Duplicity: The New H-2B Rules

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 agreement with Mr. Sequeira.]

Free DOL H-2B Webinar Today

"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 for the three webinars. Participants will be able...

DOL Pushes New H-2B Rule Trigger Date to April 27th

"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 .

Court Blocks H-2B Rule

"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-2B Aliens in the United States,” as set forth...

Judge Blocks H-2B Program Rule

"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 government affairs." - Lawn & Landscape,...

DOL ETA Acknowledges H-2B Injunction

"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 in Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services, et...

Advance Copy of DOL H-2B Guidance

"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 (the 2012 H-2B Final Rule). The 2012 H-2B Final...

In Wed., Apr. 29, 2015 Federal Register, New H-2B Rules

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.