Employment and Training Administration February 26, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture and Logging in the United States: 2008 Adverse Effect Wage Rates, Allowable Charges for Agricultural and Logging Workers' Meals, and Maximum Travel Subsistence Reimbursement
Document Number: E8-3567
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this Notice to announce: The 2008 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for employers seeking to employ temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform agricultural labor or services (H-2A workers) or logging (H-2B logging workers); the allowable charges for 2008 that employers seeking H-2A workers and H-2B logging workers may levy upon their workers when three meals a day are provided by the employer; and the maximum travel subsistence reimbursement which a worker with receipts may claim in 2008. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers of H-2A workers or H-2B logging workers to U.S. and foreign workers for a particular occupation and/or area so that the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected (20 CFR 655.100(b) and 655.200(b)). In this Notice the Department announces the AEWRs for 2008. The Department also announces the new rates for 2008 which agricultural and logging employers may charge their workers for three daily meals, and the minimum and maximum charge of travel subsistence expenses a worker may claim in 2008.