USA Farm Labor, Inc., et al v. Julie Su, et al

  1. June 17, 2024

    Don't Let Farm Org Rewrite Wage Rule Suit, DOL Tells Judge

    A farm group shouldn't be allowed to revise its challenge to the U.S. Department of Labor's new wage rule for certain temporary workers, the agency told a Charlotte, North Carolina, federal judge, saying the revision attempt comes too late as the matter is already awaiting the judge's decision.

  2. May 13, 2024

    DOL Says Policy Disagreement Not Enough To Nix H-2A Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor rejected a group of farms' criticisms of new H-2A agricultural wages as a mere policy disagreement, telling a North Carolina federal court that the rule was appropriately enacted after taking stock of its potential financial effects.

  3. April 09, 2024

    Challengers To H-2A Wage Rule Denied Extra Discovery

    A federal judge has refused to let agricultural businesses gather more information on the decision-making behind new H-2A agricultural worker minimum wages, rejecting claims that more discovery was warranted in light of a September order allowing the wages to take hold.

  4. March 18, 2024

    Farmers Seek Quick Win In H-2A Suit Against DOL

    Visa-filing agency USA Farm Labor Inc. and a slew of farms and ranches said the attorney general didn't approve the U.S. Department of Labor's rule regulating wages for foreign H-2A farmworkers, urging a North Carolina federal judge to hand them a win.

  5. February 01, 2024

    DOL Says Late Argument Dooms H-2A Wage Rule Challenge

    The Biden administration urged the Fourth Circuit to reject an argument that the U.S. Department of Labor was required to consider the effects of a rule regulating H-2A wages on illegal immigration, saying the argument, attached to a challenge of the rule, came too late.

  6. January 25, 2024

    Feds Say Farms Trying To Delay H-2A Wage Rule Fight

    The federal government called on a North Carolina federal judge to reject a bid by agricultural industry groups to produce the full administrative record related to changes in wage calculations for foreign guest workers, deriding the request as a delay tactic.

  7. January 11, 2024

    Farms Demand Look At DOL Justification For H-2A Wage Rule

    Critics challenging the new wage calculations for H-2A workers have asked a North Carolina federal judge if they can look into the U.S. Department of Labor's decision-making process, saying they want a chance to prove the agency overlooked the rule's impact on illegal immigration.

  8. December 05, 2023

    H-2A Wages Rule Will Spike Illegal Immigration, 4th Circ. Told

    A U.S. Department of Labor rule regulating wages for H-2A workers would make foreign labor unaffordable for employers and increase illegal immigration, a group of ranches and farms told the Fourth Circuit, saying implementation of the rule should be halted.

  9. September 26, 2023

    NC Judge Won't Let Farms Escape New H-2A Wages Just Yet

    A North Carolina federal judge refused to block the Biden administration's new wage calculations for the H-2A agricultural guest worker program, ruling Tuesday that critics of the methodology are unlikely to show the administration acted beyond its authority.

  10. September 20, 2023

    Farm, H-2A Agency Want Out Of Wage Rule Enforcement

    A farm and an H-2A visa filing agency said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Labor's recent rule on wage rates for temporary visa-holding farmworkers is already hurting them, urging a North Carolina federal judge to spare them from following it.