DOL Can't Apply H-2B Wage Rule, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday blocked a 2008 wage rule by the U.S. Department of Labor involving the H-2B visa program for unskilled foreign workers, ruling the department could not proceed with a rule that it admits can depress the wages of U.S. workers.

U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis granted a permanent injunction bid by plaintiffs including the workers membership group Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas, stressing that the department has agreed its wage rule allows H-2B visa certifications that artificially suppress wages...
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