Announcement of Public Briefings on the Changes to the Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, 12883-12884 [2012-5159]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Notices transportation and, where required, lodging must be no less than (and is not required to be more than) the most economical and reasonable costs. The employer is responsible for those costs necessary for the worker to travel to the worksite if the worker completes 50 percent of the work contract period, but is not responsible for unauthorized detours, and if the worker completes the contract, return transportation and subsistence costs, including lodging costs where necessary. This policy applies equally to instances where the worker is traveling within the U.S. to the employer’s worksite. For further information on when the employer is responsible for lodging costs, see the FAQ on travel costs at the OFLC Web site at http:// www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/. Signed in Washington, DC, this 28th day of February 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–5243 Filed 2–29–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Wage and Hour Division Announcement of Public Briefings on the Changes to the Labor Certification Process for the Temporary NonAgricultural Employment of H–2B Aliens in the United States Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division; Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of Meeting and Webinars. AGENCIES: On February 21, 2012, the Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) published a Final Rule to amend the H–2B regulations at 20 CFR part 655 governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal nonagricultural employment. See Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H–2B Aliens in the United States, Final Rule, 76 FR 10038, Feb. 21, 2012 (the H–2B Final Rule). The Department’s H–2B Final Rule also created new regulations at 29 CFR part 503 to provide for enhanced enforcement under the H–2B program requirements should employers fail to meet their obligations under the H–2B program. The Department has also made changes to the Application for tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 Temporary Employment Certification, ETA Form 9142 (OMB Control No. 1205–0466). The H–2B Final Rule is scheduled to become effective on April 23, 2012. The Department has scheduled three webinars and one public briefing to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on changes to the H–2B program made by the H–2B Final Rule and on applying for H–2B temporary labor certifications under the new regulations using the modified ETA Form 9142. As currently planned, the sessions will take place in March and early April, 2012. The in-person briefing will be held at DOL in Washington, DC This notice provides the public with dates, location, and registration information regarding the webinars and public briefing. These informational sessions are subject to change and/or cancellation without further notice in the Federal Register. However, the Department will post any changes related to the webinars on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification Web site at: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/ and will notify registered participants of any changes to the in-person briefing. Please note that the capacity of each webinar is limited to 200 concurrent participants. Ability to log in to a webinar session is established on a firstcome, first-served basis; please note that all the webinars will cover essentially the same information. Participants will be able to log in approximately 30 minutes prior to the official start of the webinar listed below. We encourage organizations or other groups of participants to access the webinars at a single, centralized location to maximize attendance. DATES: The webinars and briefing dates are: 1. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, Webinar. Time: 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 2. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Webinar. Time: 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 3. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Webinar. Time: 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 4. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In-person briefing in Washington, DC Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Check-in of registered participants will begin onsite at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting locations are: Webinars 1. To join the Webinars, please follow these steps: To join the March 14 Webinar, please go to: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12883 https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/ g.php?d=646230663&t=a&EA= erskine.timothy%40dol.gov&ET= 2d120e21c0cb4635d8f0bd3e97c6ca60& ETR=915808b73610795947a9ea7bf 97313de&SourceId=b8f4e0b12f35fc ede040fc0a0f8423ac&RT=MiMxMQ== &p And click ‘‘Join Now’’. To join the March 20 Webinar, please go to: https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/ g.php?d=647498716&t=a&EA= erskine.timothy%40dol.gov&ET= c9e80572b4c79ccf5cd558e1c8de99e2& ETR=aa513badddf52796a18d716d83e db8fd&SourceId=b8f4a81c5ebcd 5a8e040fc0a10846718&RT=MiMxMQ== &p And click ‘‘Join Now’’. To join the March 27 Webinar, please go to: https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/ g.php?d=644379778&t=a&EA=erskine. timothy%40dol.gov&ET=9adf2136109 7d9035af79e481ed0f923&ETR= 59fcba3eed369d888cc6207ddb37bd2a& SourceId=b8f4a81c5ec6d5a8e040 fc0a10846718&RT=MiMxMQ==&p And click ‘‘Join Now’’. 2. If a Security Information message appears, click ‘‘Run’’ or ‘‘Yes’’. 3. Enter your name and email address. 4. Click ‘‘Join Now’’. In-Person Briefing Washington DC—DOL Auditorium, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. This venue will accommodate 100 participants. All visitors should enter the building at the visitors’ entrance at 3rd and D Streets, NW and must bring with them a government-issued ID to gain access to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the Employment and Training Administration’s portion of the briefings, contact William L. Carlson, Ph.D., 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). For further information regarding the Wage and Hour Division’s portion of the briefings, contact Jim Kessler, Branch Chief of Immigration and Farm Labor, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S–3510, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 693–0070 (this is not a toll-free number). E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12884 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Notices Please do not call these offices to register as they cannot accept registrations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To Join the Webinars: Please follow the instructions above. During the webinar, you will have an opportunity to email questions. If you wish to submit your question ahead of time, you can email it to: H– 2B.Regulation@dol.gov. In addition, participants must dial a toll-free number to hear the conversation. The toll-free number to call is 888–810–9161 and the passcode is 7393731. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2012)]
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[Pages 12883-12884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Wage and Hour Division


Announcement of Public Briefings on the Changes to the Labor 
Certification Process for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of 
H-2B Aliens in the United States

AGENCIES: Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour 
Division; Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting and Webinars.

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SUMMARY: On February 21, 2012, the Department of Labor (the Department 
or DOL) published a Final Rule to amend the H-2B regulations at 20 CFR 
part 655 governing the certification of temporary employment of 
nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural 
employment. See Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in 
the United States, Final Rule, 76 FR 10038, Feb. 21, 2012 (the H-2B 
Final Rule). The Department's H-2B Final Rule also created new 
regulations at 29 CFR part 503 to provide for enhanced enforcement 
under the H-2B program requirements should employers fail to meet their 
obligations under the H-2B program. The Department has also made 
changes to the Application for Temporary Employment Certification, ETA 
Form 9142 (OMB Control No. 1205-0466). The H-2B Final Rule is scheduled 
to become effective on April 23, 2012.
    The Department has scheduled three webinars and one public briefing 
to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of 
the public on changes to the H-2B program made by the H-2B Final Rule 
and on applying for H-2B temporary labor certifications under the new 
regulations using the modified ETA Form 9142.
    As currently planned, the sessions will take place in March and 
early April, 2012. The in-person briefing will be held at DOL in 
Washington, DC This notice provides the public with dates, location, 
and registration information regarding the webinars and public 
briefing. These informational sessions are subject to change and/or 
cancellation without further notice in the Federal Register. However, 
the Department will post any changes related to the webinars on the 
Office of Foreign Labor Certification Web site at: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/ and will notify registered 
participants of any changes to the in-person briefing. Please note that 
the capacity of each webinar is limited to 200 concurrent participants. 
Ability to log in to a webinar session is established on a first-come, 
first-served basis; please note that all the webinars will cover 
essentially the same information. Participants will be able to log in 
approximately 30 minutes prior to the official start of the webinar 
listed below. We encourage organizations or other groups of 
participants to access the webinars at a single, centralized location 
to maximize attendance.

DATES: The webinars and briefing dates are:
    1. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, Webinar.
    Time: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
    2. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Webinar.
    Time: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
    3. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Webinar.
    Time: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
    4. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In-person briefing in Washington, DC
    Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Check-in of registered 
participants will begin onsite at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting locations are:

Webinars

    1. To join the Webinars, please follow these steps:
    To join the March 14 Webinar, please go to:

https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/g.php?d=646230663&t=a&EA=erskine.timothy%40dol.gov&ET=2d120e21c0cb4635d8f0bd3e97c6ca60&ETR=915808b73610795947a9ea7bf97313de&SourceId=b8f4e0b12f35fcede040fc0a0f8423ac&RT=MiMxMQ==&p
And click ``Join Now''. To join the March 20 Webinar, please go to:

https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/g.php?d=647498716&t=a&EA=erskine.timothy%40dol.gov&ET=c9e80572b4c79ccf5cd558e1c8de99e2&ETR=aa513badddf52796a18d716d83edb8fd&SourceId=b8f4a81c5ebcd5a8e040fc0a10846718&RT=MiMxMQ==&p

And click ``Join Now''.

    To join the March 27 Webinar, please go to:

https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/g.php?d=644379778&t=a&EA=erskine.timothy%40dol.gov&ET=9adf21361097d9035af79e481ed0f923&ETR=59fcba3eed369d888cc6207ddb37bd2a&SourceId=b8f4a81c5ec6d5a8e040fc0a10846718&RT=MiMxMQ==&p

And click ``Join Now''.

    2. If a Security Information message appears, click ``Run'' or 
``Yes''.
    3. Enter your name and email address.
    4. Click ``Join Now''.

In-Person Briefing

    Washington DC--DOL Auditorium, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    This venue will accommodate 100 participants. All visitors should 
enter the building at the visitors' entrance at 3rd and D Streets, NW 
and must bring with them a government-issued ID to gain access to the 
building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
Employment and Training Administration's portion of the briefings, 
contact William L. Carlson, Ph.D., 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).
    For further information regarding the Wage and Hour Division's 
portion of the briefings, contact Jim Kessler, Branch Chief of 
Immigration and Farm Labor, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-3510, Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone (202) 693-0070 (this is not a toll-free number).

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    Please do not call these offices to register as they cannot accept 
registrations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    To Join the Webinars: Please follow the instructions above. During 
the webinar, you will have an opportunity to email questions. If you 
wish to submit your question ahead of time, you can email it to: H-2B.Regulation@dol.gov.
    In addition, participants must dial a toll-free number to hear the 
conversation. The toll-free number to call is 888-810-9161 and the 
passcode is 7393731. (Please note that due to the large number of 
participants, callers will not have the ability to ask questions over 
the phone line. As noted above, the webinars, including the phone 
lines, will be limited to the first 200 participants.)
    To Register for the In-Person Briefing: To register for the in-
person briefing session please email your intent to 
April17.Briefing@dol.gov. Please include your name (last name, first 
name, middle initial), your organization's name, and your contact 
information (phone/fax/email). Due to space considerations, attendance 
will be limited to those who register on a first-come, first-served 
basis. Participants will be notified that their registration has been 
processed. When we reach full capacity for the auditorium, the 
Department will post a notice on the Office of Foreign Labor 
Certification Web site at: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/to 
notify the public that the registration period has closed. We will also 
notify participants if this event is cancelled or in the event of any 
changes.
    This information should be used by any member of the public 
planning to attend a webinar or the briefing session.

    Dated: February 24, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
Nancy Leppink,
Deputy Administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-5159 Filed 3-1-12; 8:45 am]
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