To comment on Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the U. S., go to Docket ETA-2008-0001

Docket ID: WHD-2008-0002
Agency: Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
See Docket ETA-2008-0001 to comment on this proposed rule. The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) is proposing to amend its regulations regarding the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers employed in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment and the enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers.
RIN: 1205-AB55
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2010
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 8 USC 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 8 USC 1188
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, 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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/13/200873 FR 8538
NPRM Comment Period End03/31/2008
NPRM Comment Period Extended04/14/200873 FR 16243
Final Rule12/18/200873 FR 77110
Final Rule Effective01/17/2009
Notice of Proposed Suspension03/17/200974 FR 11408
Comment Period End03/27/2009
Notice of Final Suspension05/29/200974 FR 25972
NPRM09/04/200974 FR 45905
NPRM Comment Period End10/05/2009
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/20/200974 FR 50929
Final Rule02/12/201075 FR 6884
Final Rule Effective03/15/2010
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 16, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/17/2009
ID: WHD-2008-0002-0003
Comment Period Closed
Mar 27, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/27/2008
ID: WHD-2008-0002-0002
Comment Period Closed
Feb 13, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/13/2008
ID: WHD-2008-0002-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/18/2008
ID: WHD-2008-0002-0004

Supporting Documents

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