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OFLC Releases the H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List for Q3 of Fiscal Year 2022
Posted on 15 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Aug. 15, 2022 "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published an updated list of the names of foreign labor recruiters for the H-2B program as required by 20 CFR 655.9(c) . The list contains the name and location of persons... Read More

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2022 H-2B Visa News (July 12, 2022)
Posted on 12 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, July 12, 2022 OFLC Publishes List of Randomized H-2B Applications Submitted July 3-5, 2022, for Employers Seeking H-2B Workers Starting October 1, 2022 To keep the public informed regarding the submission and assignment of H-2B applications... Read More

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Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022
Posted on 31 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 31, 2022 "Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule increasing the cap by up to 35,000 additional H-2B nonimmigrant visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2022, USCIS has received enough petitions to... Read More

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OFLC Clarifies Method of Contacting AFL-CIO
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, May 27, 2022 "The Department of Labor Clarifies Method of Contacting AFL-CIO Required Under the Rule Increasing the Number of H-2B Visas Available in the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022 The U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security... Read More

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Temporary H-2B Rule (May 18, 2022)
Posted on 18 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Numerical Limitation for Second Half of FY 2022 for the H–2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for... Read More

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DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year
Posted on 17 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 16, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022... Read More

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Expert: Extra H-2B Visas "Not Nearly Enough"
Posted on 1 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aishvarya Kavi, New York Times, Mar. 31, 2022 "The Biden administration, responding to an increasing demand for temporary workers, announced on Thursday that it would make an additional 35,000 seasonal worker visas available for American businesses... Read More

Feds to Add 35K Additional H-2B Visas
Posted on 31 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 31, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker... Read More

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OFLC H-2B Webinar, Mar. 23, 2022
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Mar. 18, 2022 "OFLC Announces a Webinar on March 23, 2022 to Provide H-2B Prevailing Wage Determination General Filing Tips and Survey Basics for Surveyors As part of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) on-going efforts... Read More

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H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY 2022
Posted on 1 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 1, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. Feb. 25, 2022, was the final receipt date for new cap-subject... Read More

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OFLC Annual Update, H-2 Meal Charges, Reimbursements
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Feb. 23, 2022 "Office of Foreign Labor Certification Publishes Annual Update to Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging The Employment and Training Administration... Read More

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DHS/DOL Add More H-2B Visas; Too Few, Too Late?
Posted on 27 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 27, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the availability of 20,000 additional H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These... Read More

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DOL Proposes H-2B Form Changes
Posted on 12 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 12, 2022 "OFLC Announces 60-Day Public Comment Period on the Form ETA-9142B and Related Forms for the H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal... Read More

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DOL H-2B Lotto Results
Posted on 11 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 7, 2022 "OFLC Publishes List of Randomized H-2B Applications Submitted January 1-3 for Employers Seeking H-2B Workers Starting April 1, 2022. To keep the public informed regarding the submission and assignment of H-2B applications for... Read More

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H-2B Visa Demand Overload
Posted on 4 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 3, 2022 "During the first two days of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 6,943 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 120,879 worker positions with an April 1, 2022, or later, work... Read More

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