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  • DOL Extends H-2B Rulemaking Comment Period (Updated 11/3/10) (11/3/2010)
    DOL notice extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment in the H-2B Program, until 11/12/10. (75 FR 61577, 10/05/10) (75 FR 67662, 11/03/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10100561.
  • DOL Extension of Disclosures to Workers under the MSPA (9/20/2010)
    DOL WHD notice on the extension of disclosures to workers under the Migrant Seasonal and Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Comments are due 11/19/10. (75 FR 57296, 9/20/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10092060.
  • DOL Delegates Authority and Responsibilities to WHD (9/10/2010)
    DOL Secretary’s Order 5-2010 delegating authority to the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Administrator to issue U Nonimmigrant Status Certification and carrying out INA provisions relating to enforcement of nonimmigrant and labor condition applications. (75 FR 553532, 9/10/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10091061.
  • DOL Notice on H-2A Electronic Job Registry (7/2/2010)
    The DOL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced that the National Electronic Job Registry (job registry) in which H-2A job orders will be posted and available to the public will be operational on July 8, 2010. (75 FR 38145, 7/1/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10070266.
  • DOL Comment Request on Form ETA-9033 (6/10/2010)
    DOL issued a comment request on Form ETA-9033, Attestation by Employers using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities at U.S. Ports. ETA has not received attestations under the prevailing practice exception within 3 years. Comments are due 8/9/10. (75 FR 32971, 6/10/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10061063.
  • DOL Final Rule on Notification of Employee Rights under Federal Labor Laws (5/20/2010)
    DOL issued a final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide notice to their employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. (75 FR 28367, 05/20/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10052066.
  • DOL Announces Lower Living Standard Income Level Under WIA (5/11/2010)
    Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the Secretary of Labor determines annually the Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL). This issuance provides the annual LLSIL for 2010 and references the current 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines. (75 FR 25296, 05/11/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10051166.
  • DOL CFR Correction on Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in the U.S. (3/31/2010)
    DOL issued a correction in Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)on temporary employment of foreign workers in the U.S. (75 FR 16000, 3/31/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10033161.
  • DOL Final Rule on Attestation by Facilities Employing H-1C Workers as Registered Nurses (3/5/2010)
    DOL issued a final rule on attestations by facilities temporarily employing H-1C nonimmigrant foreign workers as registered nurses. This final rule is effective 4/5/10. (75 FR 10395, 3/5/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10030530.
  • DOL Notice on 2010 H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates (2/18/2010)
    DOL issued a notice on the 2010 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) and 2010 maximum allowable meal and travel subsistence charges applicable to employers seeking to employ H-2A workers. This notice is effective 3/15/10. (75 FR 7293, 2/18/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10021762.
  • DOL Meeting Notice on Changes to the H-2A Process (2/22/2010)
    DOL notice of public meetings on the changes to the labor certification process for the temporary agricultural employment of H-2A aliens in the U.S. (75 FR 7367, 2/19/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10021761.
  • DOL Final Rule on Protections for H-2A Employees (2/16/2010)
    DOL final rule amending H-2A regulations, including updates to the regulations on the enforcement of contractual obligations under the H-2A program and providing enhanced enforcement for workers if employers fail to meet their obligations. This final rule is effective 3/15/10. (75 FR 9883, 2/12/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10021160.
  • DOL 2009 Fall Regulatory Agenda Fact Sheet(221 KB - 12/7/2009)
    DOL fact sheet on the 2009 Fall Regulatory Agenda, including a review of the H-2B regulations. DOL tentatively identified areas for regulatory review that would enhance current wage and working condition protections for American workers and foreign nationals working temporarily in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 09120730.
  • DOL Notice on PWD Request Process Changes (12/4/2009)
    DOL notice that as of 1/01/10, OFLC NPWHC in Washington D.C. will receive and process PWD requests for H-1B, H-1B1, H-1C, H-2B, E-3, and permanent labor certification. The notice is effective 11/28/09 for PWD requests from the Mariana Islands. (74 FR 63796, 12/4/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09120430.
  • DOL Notice of Change to Chicago NPC Address (12/4/2009)
    DOL notice announcing a change in the Chicago National Processing Center (NPC) address, impacting where temporary labor certifications will be filed and adjudicated. This notice is effective on 12/4/09, with mail sent to the former address being returned after 1/6/10. (74 FR 63795, 12/4/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09120431.
  • DOL Interim Final Rule on Extension of the H-2A Transition Period Procedures (11/17/2009)
    DOL interim final rule on the transition period for filing procedures implemented under the December 2008 H-2A Final Rule. The application filing procedures under the extended transition period apply to employers with dates of need before 06/1/10. Comments due by 12/17/09. (74 FR 59069, 11/17/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09111365.
  • DOL Extension of Comment Period on H-2A Program Changes (10/2/2009)
    Comment period to a 9/4/09 DOL proposed rule to amend regulations governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment has been extended. Comments are now due 10/20/09. (74 FR 50929, 10/2/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09100214.
  • DOL Proposed Rule on Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2As(765 KB - 9/4/2009)
    A 9/4/09 DOL proposed rule to amend regulations governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment. Comments are due 10/5/09. (74 FR 45905, 9/4/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09090464.
  • Technical Corrections to H-2B Labor Certification Process (9/3/2009)
    Technical corrections to the 12/19/08 Final Rule with changes to the H-2B labor certification process. Technical corrections were also made to the H-1B and the permanent labor certification program regulations to reflect operational changes stemming from this regulation. (74 FR 45560, 9/3/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09090269.
  • DOL Notice of Public Meetings on H-2B Program Changes (8/21/2009)
    DOL will hold two public briefings in Boston and Chicago on using the new H-2B temporary labor certification process for occupations other than agriculture or registered nursing due to the final rule published on 12/19/08. (74 FR 42331, 8/21/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09082161.
  • DOL Suspension of 12/18/08 H-2A Final Rule (5/29/2009)
    DOL published a final rule that suspends the H-2A final rule published on 12/18/08. DOL is republishing and reinstating regulations in place on 1/16/09 for 9 months, after which the Department will either have engaged in further rulemaking or lift the suspension. (74 FR 24791, 5/29/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09052862.
  • DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (Updated 5/13/09)(481 KB - 5/13/2009)
    The complete DOL unified agenda of regulations that have been selected for review or development during 2009.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051161.
  • DOL Interim Final Rule Extending Transition Period for H-2A Filing Procedures (4/16/2009)
    DOL published an interim final rule amending its regulations to extend the transition period of the application filing procedures currently in effect for H-2A employers. Interim rule is effective 4/16/09, comments will be accepted until 5/18/09. (74 FR 17597, 4/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09041563.
  • DOL Publishes Notice of New iCERT Portal (4/15/2009)
    DOL notice announcing the new iCERT portal system for temporary and permanent labor certifications. New H-1B LCAs can be submitted as of 4/15/09. After 5/15/09, LCAs will only be accepted through iCERT. PERMs can be submitted through iCERT starting on 9/1/09. (74 FR 17545, 4/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09041463.
  • DOL Publishes Withdrawal Notice of Interpretation that Affects H-2A and H-2B Employers (3/26/2009)
    DOL published a notice of withdrawal regarding an interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act that affects H-2A and H-2B employers. (74 FR 13261, 3/27/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09032562.
  • DOL Notice of Proposed Suspension of H-2A Rule (3/17/2009)
    DOL published a notice proposing suspension for 9 months of the H-2A regulations published 12/18/08, which amends the rules governing certification for H-2A workers and the enforcement of contractual obligations applicable to employers. Comments are due by 3/27/09. (74 FR 11407, 3/17/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09031661.
  • DOL Notice of Public Briefings on New ETA 9035 and ETA 9089 Forms (1/15/2009)
    DOL notice announcing two public briefings on using the re-engineered Form ETA 9035 and Form ETA 9089, as well as on the online portal system for application filing. (74 FR 2634, 1/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 08011331.