DOL Proposes Changes To H-2A Agricultural Visa Program

Law360 (July 16, 2019, 11:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed a set of changes to the H-2A visa program, which allows employers to fill seasonal and temporary agricultural jobs for which U.S. workers are not available.

The agency said in a news release that the goal of the proposed changes is to "streamline and simplify the H-2A application process, strengthen protections for U.S. and foreign workers, and ease unnecessary burdens on employers."

One change the DOL proposed is to require that H-2A applications and other key documents be submitted electronically, though the agency said e-filing wouldn't be required for any employer that is...

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