DOL Can Set Minimum Wages For Visa Workers, Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (August 22, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge determined Monday that a U.S. Department of Labor rule establishing minimum wage requirements for foreign workers on H-2B visas was valid, in a ruling the agency says could cost employers participating in the program $874 million per year.

U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis sided with the Department of Homeland Security and the DOL in dismissing a challenge by a set of industry associations to the 2011 rule, which applied to immigrants on temporary nonagricultural employment visas and sought to ensure that U.S....
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