The Department of Labor (DOL), in a Federal Register posted today, announced an extension to the comment period on the proposed rule to amend its regulations governing H-2A workers. The comment period has been extended from Oct. 5, 2009, to Oct. 20, 2009.
This proposed rule re-examines the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from the department for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security to employ a non-immigrant worker in an H-2A status. The DOL also is proposing to amend the regulations to provide for enforcement under the H-2A program so that workers are appropriately protected when employers fail to meet the requirements of the H-2A program.
The Federal Register can be read in its entirety at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-21017.htm.