DOL Asserts Authority Over Work Visa Program To 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday told the Eleventh Circuit it has the authority to make changes to the H-2B visa program without requiring explicit permission from Congress, refuting claims by small business plaintiffs that the power to alter the program rests with another agency.

In a reply brief filed with the appellate court, the DOL contested an argument lodged by Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services and the other small business plaintiff-appellees that the DOL has not been expressly permitted to modify the rules governing...
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