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May 21, 2024. The Department of Labor Announces Webinar for the 2024 Farmworker Protection Final Rule to be Held on Thursday, June 6, 2024

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, the Department of Labor will host a public webinar to educate employers, agricultural associations, farm labor contractors, farmworkers, advocates, and other interested members of the public on the changes to the H-2A and Wagner-Peyser Employment Service programs made by the 2024 Farmworker Protection Final Rule. Participants of this webinar will learn from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification, the Office of Workforce Investment, and the Wage and Hour Division about the key aspects of this rule. The Final Rule will become effective June 28, 2024, and OFLC will begin accepting applications subject to the provisions of this rule on August 29, 2024.

The meeting registration details are below. *Please note: There is an attendee maximum of 3,000 and a recording of the presentation in English and Spanish will be placed on our website at a later date.

The Department of Labor is committed to equitable access and inclusion of all people. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that people with disabilities and those who need foreign language interpretation are provided accommodations and effective communications. If you require an accommodation or language interpretation to attend this event, please email stakeholder.meeting@dol.gov by May 30, 2024.

Meeting Details: Thursday, June 6, 2024
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr 30 mins

Attendee registration link: https://usdolevents.webex.com/weblink/register/r44a2f5821d38e0110dc82d0bdf90e437

May 15, 2024. OFLC Releases Public Disclosure Data and Selected Program Statistics for Q2 of Fiscal Year 2024.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released a comprehensive set of public disclosure data (through the second quarter of fiscal year 2024) drawn from employer applications requesting prevailing wage determinations and labor certifications for the PERM, LCA (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3), H-2A, H-2B, CW-1, and Prevailing Wage programs.

The public disclosure files include all final determinations OFLC issued for these programs during the October 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024 reporting period of fiscal year 2024.

OFLC has also released selected program statistics for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 for the PERM, LCA (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3), H-2A, H-2B, CW-1, and Prevailing Wage programs.

May 15, 2024. OFLC Releases the H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List for Q2 of Fiscal Year 2024

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published an updated list of the names of foreign labor recruiters for the H-2B program as required by 20 CFR 655.9(c).

The list contains the name and location of persons or entities identified on Appendix C of the Form ETA-9142B that were hired by, or working for, the recruiter that employers have indicated they engaged, or planned to engage, in the recruitment of prospective H-2B workers to perform the work described on their H-2B application.

The H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List includes only those names and locations associated with H-2B applications that were processed or issued a final decision during the October 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024.

By publishing the foreign labor recruiter list, OFLC is ensuring greater transparency for the H-2B worker recruitment process and facilitating information sharing between the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies.

May 6, 2024. OFLC Announces 60-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Three-Year Extension of Labor Condition Application and WH-4 Forms for the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Temporary Programs

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to extend the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s Labor Condition Application (LCA) forms and the Wage and Hour Division’s WH-4 complaint form for three years. The Department of Labor (Department) proposes extensions to the LCA and WH-4 complaint forms, without changes. The information collection request includes the LCA Forms ETA-9035, ETA-9035E (electronic), ETA-9035 & 9035E Appendix A, ETA-9035CP Instructions, and the WH-4 complaint form. The Federal Register notice informs the public of the Department’s three-year extension request for the forms and invites comments from the public for 60 days.

Written comments must be submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice instructions. The deadline to submit comments is Friday, July 5, 2024.

April 9, 2024. OFLC Provides CW-1 Webinar Materials and Information to Stakeholders

On March 26, 2024, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) conducted a webinar to provide an overview on common issues the National Processing Center has identified with CW-1 Applications for Temporary Employment Certification and offered filing tips that can minimize the common application errors. The presentation materials are now available at the hyperlinks below and located on our website under the “Webinars” tab at the bottom of the CW-1 Program page located here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/programs/cw-1.

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