Advocacy: National

DOL H-2B Guidance

Thursday, January 7, 2016  
Posted by: Shannon Sperati

Please see new H-2B guidance from DOL on how it plans to implement the H-2B provisions from the appropriations bill that was signed into law on December 22.

According to the guidance:

  1. DOL will not approve PWDs based on wage surveys until a notice of action is issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  2. DOL will not issue final certification determinations until OMB approves changes to the form.  Until a new form is approved, employers may continue to use the old form.

  3. DOL will issue discontinuation notices to all employers who are currently under the audit examination process. DOL will take no further action on pending audit cases and employers are not required to provide any further information or responses in relation to a pending audit examination.