Labor Certification Process and Enforcement for Temporary Employment in Occupations Other Than Agriculture or Registered Nursing in the United States (H-2B Workers), and Other Technical Changes; Correction
This document contains a correction to the Final Rule of the H-2B program that was published on December 19, 2008. The Final Rule re-engineers the application filing and review process by centralizing processing and by enabling employers to conduct pre-filing recruitment of United States (U.S.) workers. In addition, the rule enhances the integrity of the H-2B program through the introduction of post- adjudication audits and procedures for penalizing employers who fail to meet program requirements. This rule also makes technical changes to both the H-1B and the permanent labor certification program regulations to reflect operational changes stemming from this regulation.