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H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Changes

by Glen Krebs
Last January the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor made many changes in the H-2B visa application and enforcement process.  Those changes are without the scope of this article, but interested readers may review the author’s article in the July 2009 issue of the Federal Lawyer magazine.  This this short commentary will discuss a couple of other items relating to the H-2B visa.  Before discussing these items, it is important to note that one of the major changes made in January is that the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is now responsible for enforcement of the H-2B regulations.  Other changes include: