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Joint DHS/DOL H-2B Interim Final Wage Rule

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (jointly referred to as the Departments) are amending regulations governing certification for the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment. This interim final rule revises...

H-2 Visas In Flux - Reform or Status Quo?

"[A]ccording to Daniel Costa of Economic Policy Institute (EPI), it's unclear what extent the new [joint DHS / DOL Interim Final] rule would strengthen standards or maintain the status quo: [E]mployers are keeping their fingers crossed that DOL/DHS reissue as much of the substance of the...

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.

Dedicated DOL H-2B Page Back Online

It's back: H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program 2015 Interim Final Rule Resources And they fixed the links to the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Leland E. Beck: Is the H-2B IFR Any Better?

"The inflation of DHS’s responsibility to “consult” into DOL’s “certification” and somehow an authority for DOL to participate as a principal in promulgating substantive regulations is little more than an ipsi dixit – “because they said so.”...