Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Groups Sue Over New H-2B Rules

"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