Wage and Hour Division May 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Temporary Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States
Document Number: E9-12436
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is suspending the H-2A Final Rule published on December 18, 2008 and in effect as of January 17, 2009. That Final Rule amended the regulations governing the certification for temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a temporary or seasonal basis, and the enforcement of contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. To ensure continued functioning of the H-2A program, the Department is republishing and reinstating the regulations in place on January 16, 2009 for a period of 9 months, after which the Department will either have engaged in further rulemaking or lift the suspension.