Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States: Proposed Delay of Effective Date, 7656 [2021-02090]

Download as PDF 7656 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 19 Monday, February 1, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [DOL Docket No. ETA–2020–0006] RIN 1205–AC00 Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States: Proposed Delay of Effective Date Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed delay of effective date; request for comments. In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this action proposes, following a 15 day comment period, to further delay until May 14, 2021, the effective date of the rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2021. The current effective date is March 15, 2021. This proposed delay of 60 days will allow agency officials the opportunity to review any questions of fact, law, or policy the rule may raise. DATES: The Department invites written comments on the proposed delayed effective date from interested parties. Written comments must be received by (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments electronically by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. Instructions. Include the docket number ETA–2020–0006 in your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jan 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 proposal to extend the effective date by 60 days to May 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2021–02090 Filed 1–27–21; 4:15 pm] Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 5311, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–8200 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY/TDD by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1 (877) 889–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: www.regulations.gov. Please do not include any personally identifiable or confidential business information you do not want publicly disclosed. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a final rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States on January 14, 2021 (86 FR 3608). The Agency bases this action on the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ The Memorandum directs agencies to consider delaying the effective date for regulations for the purpose of reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy raised therein. Therefore, in accordance with the Memorandum, ETA proposes to delay the effective date for the rule entitled ‘‘Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States’’ to May 14, 2021. Given the complexity of this regulation, ETA has determined that a 60-day extension of the effective date is necessary to provide adequate time to review this regulation. The proposed extension of the effective date will not affect the compliance dates of the rule. ETA seeks comment on the proposed delay, including the proposed delay’s impact on any legal, factual, or policy issues raised by the underlying rule and whether further review of those issues warrants such a delay. All other comments on the underlying rule will be considered to be outside the scope of this rulemaking. ETA therefore seeks comment by February 16, 2021 on its PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Nancy Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 19 (Monday, February 1, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-02090]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 19 / Monday, February 1, 2021 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 7656]]



DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[DOL Docket No. ETA-2020-0006]
RIN 1205-AC00


Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent 
Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States: Proposed Delay of 
Effective Date

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Proposed delay of effective date; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in 
the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President 
and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this 
action proposes, following a 15 day comment period, to further delay 
until May 14, 2021, the effective date of the rule entitled 
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent 
Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, published in the 
Federal Register on January 14, 2021. The current effective date is 
March 15, 2021. This proposed delay of 60 days will allow agency 
officials the opportunity to review any questions of fact, law, or 
policy the rule may raise.

DATES: The Department invites written comments on the proposed delayed 
effective date from interested parties. Written comments must be 
received by (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 16, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments electronically by the 
following method:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments.
    Instructions. Include the docket number ETA-2020-0006 in your 
comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. Please do not include any personally identifiable 
or confidential business information you do not want publicly 
disclosed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office 
of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5311, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-8200 (this is not a toll-
free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access 
the telephone numbers above via TTY/TDD by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1 (877) 889-5627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a final 
rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and 
Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States on January 
14, 2021 (86 FR 3608). The Agency bases this action on the Presidential 
directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review.'' The Memorandum directs agencies to consider 
delaying the effective date for regulations for the purpose of 
reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy raised therein. Therefore, 
in accordance with the Memorandum, ETA proposes to delay the effective 
date for the rule entitled ``Strengthening Wage Protections for the 
Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United 
States'' to May 14, 2021. Given the complexity of this regulation, ETA 
has determined that a 60-day extension of the effective date is 
necessary to provide adequate time to review this regulation. The 
proposed extension of the effective date will not affect the compliance 
dates of the rule.
    ETA seeks comment on the proposed delay, including the proposed 
delay's impact on any legal, factual, or policy issues raised by the 
underlying rule and whether further review of those issues warrants 
such a delay. All other comments on the underlying rule will be 
considered to be outside the scope of this rulemaking. ETA therefore 
seeks comment by February 16, 2021 on its proposal to extend the 
effective date by 60 days to May 14, 2021.

Nancy Rooney,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-02090 Filed 1-27-21; 4:15 pm]
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