October 6, 2022. Department of Labor Announces Publication on October 12, 2022 of H-2A Final Rule

The Department of Labor has announced the impending publication of a final rule to amend H-2A temporary labor certification regulations ("2022 H-2A Final Rule") to strengthen agricultural worker protections, and to update the H-2A application and temporary labor certification and prevailing wage determination processes. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2022. The H-2A program allows employers to address temporary labor needs by employing foreign agricultural workers when there are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available, and when doing so will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers similarly employed in the U.S.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification will post additional announcements regarding the official publication and implementation of the 2022 H-2A Final Rule.