Resort Builder Loses Bid For Hundreds Of H-2B Workers

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Friday denied a newly formed company’s bid for 620 workers it sought as part of a project to build a resort in the Mariana Islands, after the judge could not discern the company’s actual business model.

Administrative Law Judge Steven B. Berlin ruled that American Sinopan LLC, which was incorporated in 2016 in the Northern Mariana Islands, hadn’t properly proven that its need for the workers was temporary in nature because the application left out crucial information about its operations and its plan for the future after the resort is built. The decision...

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