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Proposed Guest Worker Visa Could Expand Access to Permanent Foreign Employees for Agriculture Companies

On October 25th, the House Judiciary Committee passed, by the narrow margin of 17-16, proposed bill H.R. 4092, the Agricultural Guestworker Act, which would implement a new program called the H-2C Guest Worker Program. As...more

H-2A Delays Cost Farmers Profits and Customers

by Varnum LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are responsible for processing H-2A guest worker visa applications, but farmers are seeing delays of up to two weeks in the arrival of these...more

Carnival company voluntarily dismissed from H-2B prevailing wage class action

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last week, plaintiffs from a proposed class action involving H-2B visa guest workers voluntarily dismissed a Florida amusement park company from the pending litigation. The case involves the prevailing wage rate offered to...more

Healthcare Reform And Seasonal Guest Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many employers are eagerly watching the U.S. Congress as it debates comprehensive immigration reform legislation. However, employers of foreign workers need to be aware of another comprehensive reform already enacted—the...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 13, 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Supreme Court May Hear Case of Union Picketers on Private Property - Republicans Prepare for Fight Over Immigration Legislation - E-Verify System Could be Harming Some Legal Workers - Study...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - January 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook - 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords - Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All - Fiscal...more

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