Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:01 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The DOL announced in its July 3 regulatory agenda that it will be indefinitely suspending previous wage calculation methods for H-2B temporary worker visas – which have been blocked both in federal courts and on Capitol Hill – and moving forward with its “emergency” interim final rule issued in April in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. The interim final rule became effective April 24, when it was issued.
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:09 AM By Kinsey Cooper
ABC submitted comments June 9 opposing an interim final rule on how wages for temporary, non-agricultural H-2B workers should be calculated. The “emergency” interim final rule, issued April 24 by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL), was effective immediately.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:54 PM By Kinsey Cooper
As part of the H-2B Workforce Coalition and in conjunction with Immigration Works, ABC is encouraging members that use H-2B visas to participate in a survey on how developments related to the visas are affecting their bottom line.
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:34 PM By Kinsey Cooper
President Obama March 26 signed into law a continuing appropriations resolution that will fund the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the second half of fiscal year 2013, but that also maintains restrictions on actions by DOL.
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 11:28 AM By Donna Puglisi
The Department of Labor Sept. 28 announced it is implementing an electronic filing system for the H-2B visa program through the iCERT Visa Portal System.
Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 1:39 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Nov. 29 announced it has postponed the effective date for its revised H-2B wage calculation methodology from Nov. 30, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012.
Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:47 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC Nov. 12 objected to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor (DOL) that would rescind the current methodology for establishing wage rates for H-2B temporary workers and replace it with a system emphasizing Davis-Bacon Act wage determinations.