Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:40 AM By Donna Puglisi
The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor released two H-2B regulations April 29 that will affect employers utilizing the H-2B program. The regulations include a final rule determining the wage methodology for temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B visa program, and an interim final rule (IFR) that includes a new employer registration process, increased recruitment and oversight, requirements for guaranteed pay, additional fees, and similar payment for corresponding U.S. workers.
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:59 AM By Donna Puglisi
On Nov. 20, President Obama addressed the nation to announce sweeping reforms to our current immigration system. Failing to heed the calls of Republicans in the House and Senate, the president once again circumvented the legislative process with executive action. His unilateral and temporary expansion of certain programs jeopardizes a long-term fix to our immigration system that is workable for our economy and national security.
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 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:20 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) on June 27 with language that places a limit on the number of guest worker visas available to the construction industry.
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 13, 2013 1:59 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) March 8 released a revised I-9 Form.