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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 161 / Friday, August 21, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New H–2B Temporary Labor Certification Process for Occupations Other Than Agriculture or Registered Nursing srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCIES: Employment and Training Administration; Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration (ETA) has recently reengineered several of its programs, including the H–2B temporary nonagricultural program. In addition, the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) has amended contractual obligations applicable to employers of workers subject to Sections 101, 103 and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). On December 19, 2008, the Department published a final rule redesigning the H–2B temporary nonagricultural program. The final rule significantly streamlined the labor certification process, including eliminating the duplicative review of H– 2B applications by State Workforce Agencies and federalizing the provision of prevailing wage determinations. The H–2B Final Rule contains two implementation stages; a transition stage for all applications with a date of need before October 1, 2009, and a full implementation stage for applications with a date of need on or after October 1, 2009. All employers with a date of need on or after October 1, 2009 are required to comply with all assurances and obligations under the new final regulations. In the preamble discussion of the H– 2B Final Rule, the Department announced that it would provide stakeholder briefings on the H–2B Final Rule. ETA is issuing this notice to announce that it has scheduled two public briefings to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on applying for H–2B temporary labor certifications under the full implementation stage of the re-engineered program and on using the new ETA–9142 form. As currently planned, the two briefings will take place in September of 2009 in Boston and Chicago. This notice provides the public with locations, dates, and registration information VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:17 Aug 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 regarding the briefings. However, these briefings are subject to change and/or cancellation without further notice in the Federal Register. In the event of a change participants who have registered will be notified. Time and Dates: 1. Thursday, September 17, 2009, Boston, Massachusetts. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2. Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Chicago, Illinois. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting locations are: 1. Boston—Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street; Boston, MA 02199. 2. Chicago—Westin O’Hare, 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. To Register: To register to attend a briefing session please complete the registration process on-line, by visiting http://www.devdti.haverstick.biz/ OFLCbriefings/Home.cfm. For questions regarding the registration process, please call (703) 299–1623 (this is not a toll-free number). Due to space considerations, attendance will be limited to those who register online. In the event of cancellation or change, registered participants will be notified. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the briefing, please contact William L. Carlson, PhD, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New H-2B Temporary 
Labor Certification Process for Occupations Other Than Agriculture or 
Registered Nursing

AGENCIES: Employment and Training Administration; Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the 
Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration (ETA) has 
recently re-engineered several of its programs, including the H-2B 
temporary nonagricultural program. In addition, the Department's Wage 
and Hour Division (WHD) of the Employment Standards Administration 
(ESA) has amended contractual obligations applicable to employers of 
workers subject to Sections 101, 103 and 214(c) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (INA).
    On December 19, 2008, the Department published a final rule 
redesigning the H-2B temporary nonagricultural program. The final rule 
significantly streamlined the labor certification process, including 
eliminating the duplicative review of H-2B applications by State 
Workforce Agencies and federalizing the provision of prevailing wage 
determinations. The H-2B Final Rule contains two implementation stages; 
a transition stage for all applications with a date of need before 
October 1, 2009, and a full implementation stage for applications with 
a date of need on or after October 1, 2009. All employers with a date 
of need on or after October 1, 2009 are required to comply with all 
assurances and obligations under the new final regulations.
    In the preamble discussion of the H-2B Final Rule, the Department 
announced that it would provide stakeholder briefings on the H-2B Final 
Rule. ETA is issuing this notice to announce that it has scheduled two 
public briefings to educate stakeholders, program users, and other 
interested members of the public on applying for H-2B temporary labor 
certifications under the full implementation stage of the re-engineered 
program and on using the new ETA-9142 form.
    As currently planned, the two briefings will take place in 
September of 2009 in Boston and Chicago. This notice provides the 
public with locations, dates, and registration information regarding 
the briefings. However, these briefings are subject to change and/or 
cancellation without further notice in the Federal Register. In the 
event of a change participants who have registered will be notified.
    Time and Dates:
    1. Thursday, September 17, 2009, Boston, Massachusetts. Time: 8:30 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    2. Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Chicago, Illinois. Time: 12:30 p.m. 
to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting locations are:
    1. Boston--Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street; Boston, MA 
02199.
    2. Chicago--Westin O'Hare, 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, 
Illinois 60018.
    To Register: To register to attend a briefing session please 
complete the registration process on-line, by visiting http://www.devdti.haverstick.biz/OFLCbriefings/Home.cfm. For questions 
regarding the registration process, please call (703) 299-1623 (this is 
not a toll-free number). Due to space considerations, attendance will 
be limited to those who register online. In the event of cancellation 
or change, registered participants will be notified.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
briefing, please contact William L. Carlson, PhD, Administrator, Office 
of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The registration information should be used 
by any member of the public planning to attend a briefing session.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
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