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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-06034
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States: Proposed Delay of Effective and Transition Dates
Document Number: 2021-05847
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
On March 12, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) published a final rule delaying the effective date of the rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States (the rule or Final Rule), published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2021, from March 15, 2021 until May 14, 2021. This action proposes to further delay the effective date of the rule by eighteen months or until November 14, 2022, along with corresponding proposed delays to the rule's transition dates. This additional delay will provide a sufficient amount of time to thoroughly consider the legal and policy issues raised in the rule, and offer the public, through the issuance of a separate Request for Information, an opportunity to provide information on the sources and methods for determining prevailing wage levels covering employment opportunities that United States (U.S.) employers seek to fill with foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain employment-based immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 nonimmigrant visas. This proposed delay will also provide agency officials with a sufficient amount of time to compute and validate prevailing wage data covering specific occupations and geographic areas, complete and thoroughly test system modifications, train staff, and conduct public outreach to ensure an effective and orderly implementation of any revisions to the prevailing wage levels.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-05839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-05838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-05837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
Document Number: 2021-05405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) that requires electronic filing (e-filing) and makes acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board), unless the Board authorizes non-electronic filing and service for good cause; establishes a new part containing rules of practice and procedure for the Board; and amends existing regulations concerning filing and service that apply where a governing statute or executive order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service.
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-05269
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
On February 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) proposed to delay the effective date of the final 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, for a period of 60 days. The Department proposed to delay the effective date of the final rule until May 14, 2021, 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.'' As stated in the proposal, the 60-day delay would allow agency officials the opportunity to review any questions of fact, law, or policy. The Department invited written comments from the public for 15 days on the proposed delay of effective date. All comments had to be received by February 16, 2021. The Department received 57 comments from the stakeholder community. The Department has reviewed the comments received in response to the proposal and will delay the effective date of the final rule for a period of 60 days.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H-2A and H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States: Annual Update to Allowable Monetary Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2021-04939
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the annual updates to allowable monetary charges employers of H-2A workers, in occupations other than herding or production of livestock on the range, may charge these workers when the employer provides three meals per day. This notice also announces the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement a worker with receipts may claim under the H-2A and H-2B programs. Finally, this notice includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Request for Information Concerning a Report on Labor Market Information on the Native American Work Force
Document Number: 2021-04938
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the ``Department'') requests information on issues related to the development of a report concerning ``Labor Market Information on the Indian Workforce,'' pursuant to the requirement in the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017. The law tasks the Secretary of Labor to ``in a consistent and reliable manner, develop, maintain and publish, not less than biennially'' information related to 574 federally recognized tribes who are eligible for services under the Bureau of Indian Affairs (in the Department of the Interior). The Department invites tribal leaders, representatives, data specialists, and tribal members, as well as researchers and other interested parties to submit information related to the discussion and questions identified in the Supplementary Information section below. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will help the Department to identify approaches for generating accurate, timely and useful labor market information, and will complement the Department's consultations, as required under the law, with the Department of the Interior, tribes, and the Census Bureau.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations
Document Number: 2021-03752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces updates of the AEWRs, which are effective immediately pursuant to a recent federal court order. Supplemental Order Regarding Preliminary Injunctive Relief, United Farm Workers, et al. v. U.S. Dep't of Labor, et al., No. 20-cv-1690 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2021), ECF No. 39.
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States: Proposed Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-02090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-01934
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-01933
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-01265
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Tax Performance System (TPS).'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States
Document Number: 2021-00218
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
In this final rule, the Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) adopts with changes an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that amended Employment and Training Administration (ETA) regulations governing the prevailing wages for employment opportunities that United States (U.S.) employers seek to fill with foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain employment-based immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 nonimmigrant visas. Specifically, the IFR amended the Department's regulations governing permanent (PERM) labor certifications and Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) to incorporate changes to the computation of wage levels under the Department's four- tiered wage structure based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage survey administered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The primary purpose of these changes is to update the computation of prevailing wage levels under the existing four-tier wage structure to better reflect the actual wages earned by U.S. workers similarly employed to foreign workers. This final rule will allow the Department to more effectively ensure the employment of immigrant and nonimmigrant workers admitted or otherwise provided status through the above- referenced programs does not adversely affect the wages and job opportunities of U.S. workers.
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2021
Document Number: 2021-00018
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2021 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Registration and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs
Document Number: 2021-00503
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Registration and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Delaware
Document Number: 2021-00263
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
Document Number: 2020-28056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek public comments on a proposal to require electronic filing (e-filing) and make acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board), unless the Board authorizes non- electronic filing and service for good cause. Self-represented persons will have the option of e-filing or of filing papers by conventional means. This proposed rule would establish a new part containing rules of practice and procedure for the Board and amend existing regulations concerning filing and service that would apply where a governing statute or executive order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service. It would also make other minor corrections to update existing regulations.
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
Document Number: 2020-28055
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this Direct Final Rule to require electronic filing (e-filing) and make acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board), unless the Board authorizes non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Self- represented persons will have the option of e-filing or of filing papers by conventional means. This rule establishes a new part containing rules of practice and procedure for the Board and amends existing regulations concerning filing and service that apply where a governing statute or executive order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service. It also makes other minor corrections to update existing regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-00082
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Notice To Ensure State Workforce Agencies Are Aware of the Revised Schedule of Remuneration for the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) Program That Reflects the Military Pay Increase Effective January 1, 2021
Document Number: 2020-29140
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Each year, the Department of Defense issues a Schedule of Remuneration used by states for UCX purposes. States must use the schedule to determine Federal military wages for UCX ``first claims'' only when the Federal Claims Control Center (FCCC) responds to a request for information indicating that there is no Copy 5 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) for an individual under the social security number provided. A response from the FCCC that indicates ``no DD214 on file'' will prompt the state to start the affidavit process and to use the attached schedule to calculate the Federal military wages for an unemployment insurance or UCX monetary determination. The schedule applies to UCX ``first claims'' filed beginning with the first day of the first week that begins on or after January 1, 2021. States must continue to use the 2020 schedule (or other appropriate schedule) for UCX ``first claims'' filed before the effective date of the revised schedule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; YouthBuild (YB) Reporting System
Document Number: 2020-29011
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``YouthBuild Reporting System.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor
Document Number: 2020-28952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (DOL) are jointly issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to seek public comments on a proposal to extend DOL's recently established system of discretionary Secretary of Labor review to H-2B temporary labor certification cases (H-2B cases) pending before or decided by the Department of Labor's Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical, conforming changes to regulations governing the timing and finality of those decisions and of decisions from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board in H-2B cases.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor
Document Number: 2020-28951
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (DOL) are jointly issuing this direct final rule to extend DOL's recently established system of discretionary Secretary of Labor review to H-2B temporary labor certification cases (H-2B cases) pending before or decided by the Department of Labor's Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical, conforming changes to regulations governing the timing and finality of those decisions and of decisions from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board in H-2B cases.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Delaware, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Vermont
Document Number: 2020-28794
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington
Document Number: 2020-28793
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Alaska, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-28209
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-28208
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-28207
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, and West Virginia
Document Number: 2020-27633
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2021
Document Number: 2020-27468
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWR for workers engaged in the herding or production of livestock on the range, as required by the methodology established in the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Range in the United States, 80 FR 62958, 63067-63068 (Oct. 16, 2015); 20 CFR 655.211.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2020 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act; Correction
Document Number: 2020-26855
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration, Labor, published a document in the Federal Register of November 6, 2020, concerning the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. The document contained draft verbiage instead of the final approved verbiage.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Colorado and Kentucky
Document Number: 2020-26647
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-26383
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-26382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-26381
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request;
Document Number: 2020-26006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``DOL-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Virginia
Document Number: 2020-25965
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Michigan
Document Number: 2020-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Indiana, Maine, and Montana
Document Number: 2020-25963
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Indiana, Maine, and Montana.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Washington, DC
Document Number: 2020-25962
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a retroactive change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Washington, DC.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Florida, Tennessee, and Wisconsin
Document Number: 2020-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reduction Applicable in 2020
Document Number: 2020-25397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Final Finding of No Significant Impact, New Orleans Job Corps Center Proposed Disposal and Reuse of Excess Property, Located at 8825 Airline Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana
Document Number: 2020-24975
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration, pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Department's own implementing regulations, provides the Department's final determination that the proposed disposal of 10 parcels totaling 0.79 acre of excess property in the residential neighborhood on two city blocks to the west of the New Orleans Job Corps Center campus will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Final Finding of No Significant Impact, Atterbury Job Corps Center Proposed Disposal and Reuse of Excess Property, Located at 3129 E Edinburgh Street, Edinburgh, Indiana
Document Number: 2020-24974
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration, pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Department's own implementing regulations, provides the Department's final determination that the proposed disposal of a 91-acre area of excess property at the Atterbury Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Arkansas
Document Number: 2020-24652
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Iowa
Document Number: 2020-24651
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2020 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2020-24650
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications on October 31, 2020 under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, thereby enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed below.
Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in Non-Range Occupations in the United States
Document Number: 2020-24544
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status (H-2A workers). Specifically, the Department is amending its regulations to revise the methodology by which it determines the hourly Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for non-range agricultural occupations using wage data reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Labor Survey (FLS) and the Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey. This final rule improves the consistency and accuracy of the AEWRs based on the actual work being performed by H-2A workers, and establishes better stability and predictability for employers to comply with their wage obligations. These regulations are consistent with the Secretary of Labor's (Secretary) statutory responsibility to certify that the employment of H-2A workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. While the Department intends to address all of the remaining proposals from the July 26, 2019 proposed rule in a subsequent, second final rule governing other aspects of the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by H-2A workers and enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers, the Department focused this final rule on the immediate need for regulatory action to revise the methodology by which it determines the hourly AEWRs for non-range agricultural occupations before the end of the calendar year.