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...
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...
Kristin Schwab, Marketplace, Dec. 21, 2021
"For the first time, the federal government is expanding the cap on H-2B visas available for the winter season — by 60%. For employers looking to hire seasonal workers on or before March 31, some...
DHS, Dec. 20, 2021
"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 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker...
DOL, Dec. 20, 2021
"H-2B Application Filing Timelines for 2022 Peak Filing Season
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds employers and other interested stakeholders that the filing window to submit an H-2B Application for Temporary...
WHD, Dec. 7, 2021
"This Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) provides enforcement guidance on overtime obligations pursuant to the H-2B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (H-2B visa program)."
DOJ, Nov. 15, 2021
"The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with Igloo Products Corp., a company that produces coolers, jugs and hydration products, based in Katy, Texas. The settlement resolves the department’s...
BALCA, Nov. 4, 2021
"While Employer correctly asserted that the CO improperly applied the Single Employer Test in considering Employer’s labor certification application, the question under administrative review is not just whether the CO...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/10/2021
"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B...
DOL, Nov. 4, 2021
The Department of Labor’s Response to Stakeholder Requests to Raise the H-2B Visa Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2022
"The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) continues to recognize that obtaining a reliable...
DOJ, Oct. 27, 2021
"The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Priority Construction Corporation, located in Baltimore, Maryland. The settlement resolves the department’s claims that Priority...
USCIS, Oct. 12, 2021
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2022. Sept. 30 was the...
Patricia Cohen, Sydney Ember, New York Times, Aug. 2, 2021
"Tyler Holt summed up the problem his Utah landscaping business faces every year. “People who want to be in the job force want stability — if they want to work, they work full...
DOL, June 23, 2021 - H-2B Application Filing Timelines for 2021 Peak Filing Season
"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds employers and other interested stakeholders that the three-day filing window to submit an H-2B Application...
USCIS, June 3, 2021
"Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 16,000 H-2B visas made available for returning workers only. We continue to accept...