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Proposed Rule Would Make Significant Changes to the H-2B Visa Program

By Allison Grogan

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and its Wage and Hour Division have issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would, if adopted, make major changes to the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visa program.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department), the proposed rule would “ensure that U.S. workers receive the same level of protections and benefits as temporary foreign workers recruited under the H-2B program, and … provide better access for employers with legitimate labor needs.”  ETA News Release, March 17, 2011. Continue reading