February 20-26, 2023
Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina
 
 

 

NEW AEWR for 2023 Released

 

The U.S. Department of Labor released their annual survey of Adverse Effect Wage Rates, otherwise referred to as AEWRs, on the eve of Thanksgiving Day.  While we did anticipate rate increases across the board, nothing led us to even imagine what this new reality brings forth. 

Read more

 

DOL Publishes 2022 H-2A Final Rule FAQs and Prevailing Wage Surveys

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Prevailing Wage Surveys, associated with the publication of the final rule, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States (“2022 H-2A Final Rule”).

Read more


 

Labor Department floating new wage structure for H-2A farmworkers

 

New rules are coming to the H-2A visa program in 2023 that will likely add significant costs for farmers who rely on foreign guestworkers to harvest their crops.  One proposed change would alter the methodology used by the Department of Labor to calculate wages for H-2A workers. 

 

Read more

 

DOL published the newly approved surety bond form

 

The DOL recently published its newest surety bond form (ETA-9142A Appendix B) that increases costs, time and takes other steps making it more difficult for FLCs.  Some surety agents are concerned about the increased costs, increased length of time, and how significant an effect it will have on small and large FLCs filing multiple applications throughout the year. 

 

 

Read more