Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Groups Sue Over New H-2B Rules

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"The H-2B Program Rule is slated to go into effect in one week - on April 23 - unless a Federal Court or Congress intervenes.  ANLA and many state partner associations support litigation ... filed this week in the Northern District of Florida.  We hope the court will issue a temporary restraining order blocking the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the program rule.  ANLA is also working with Congress to fight these two rules.  We are encouraging Congress to pass legislation that would block DOL from implementing both the H-2B program rule and the wage rule. ... DOL issued a final rule on January 19, 2011 that will artificially increase H-2B hourly wages by more than 50%.  On February 21, 2012, DOL issued a final rule that would make the program even more