April 29, 2015. New H-2B Program Regulations.

On April 29, 2015, the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security jointly published new regulations governing the H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Labor Certification Program. The new regulations are effective immediately.

  • The Department of Labor's news release discussing the two regulations may be accessed here.
  • To read the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, Interim Final Rule and learn how to submit comments during the 60-day open comment period, please click here.
  • To read the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural employment H-2B Program, Final Rule please click here.
  • For compliance assistance with H-2B program obligations, you may access the Department's Wage and Hour Division Web site here.
  • In addition, the Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification will soon launch a dedicated technical implementation Web page for the new H-2B regulations and will alert stakeholders when it becomes available.