New Appropriations Law Backs DOL Authority, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 5:04 PM EST) -- A new law that funds a challenged U.S. Department of Labor rule dealing with prevailing wages under the H-2B visa program bolsters the argument that the DOL had authority to issue the rule, the government told the Third Circuit Friday.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.R. 3547, became law on Jan. 17, removing any concern that the appeal from the Louisiana Forestry Association Inc., the Crawfish Processors Alliance and other industry groups of a district court's finding that the DOL had the authority to impose the 2011...
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