Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H- 2B Program; Amendment of Effective Date

Docket ID: ETA-2011-0002
Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) proposes to amend the effective date of Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non- agricultural Employment H-2B Program; Final Rule, 76 FR 3452, January 19, 2011, (the Wage Rule). The Wage Rule revised the methodology by which the Department calculates the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and United States (U.S.) workers recruited in connection with a temporary labor certification for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status. The effective date of the Wage Rule was set at January 1, 2012.
RIN: 1205-AB61
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6),20 CFR 655.10
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 8 USC 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(B), 8 USC 1184(c)
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/05/201075 FR 61578
NPRM Extension of Comment Period11/03/201075 FR 67662
NPRM Comment Period End11/04/2010
NPRM Extension of Comment Period End11/12/2010
Final Rule01/19/201176 FR 3452
Final Rule-Delay of Effective Date01/29/201176 FR 73508
NPRM06/28/201176 FR 37686
NPRM Comment Period End07/08/2011
Final Action08/01/201176 FR 45667
Notice of Postponement of Effective Date09/28/201176 FR 59896
Final Action Effective09/30/201176 FR 45667
Guidance09/30/201176 FR 60720
Guidance Effective09/30/2011
Guidance11/29/201176 FR 73509
Final Rule-Delay of Effective Date12/30/2011
Guidance12/30/201176 FR 82116
Guidance Effective12/30/2011
Final Rule Delay of Effective Date03/29/201378 FR 19098
Final Rule Delay of Effective Date07/23/201378 FR 44054
Final Rule Indefinite Delay of Effective Date08/30/201378 FR 53643
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Office of Foreign Labor Certification 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 08, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/28/2011
ID: ETA-2011-0002-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: ETA-2011-0002-0047
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/30/2011
ID: ETA-2011-0002-0046

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Agency Contact
William L. Carlson Ph.D.
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Room C-4312, FP Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210
Washington, DC 20210
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