Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) announced the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States final rule. DOL says the rule will improve the H-2A program by strengthening key worker protections and modernizing the application process. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register October 12.

Governor Newsom has vetoed AB 857 (by Assemblymember Ash Kalra and sponsored by the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLA)).  The bill was a reintroduction of SB 1102 (by Senator Monning) which was vetoed in 2020 and would have created the California Legal Rights Disclosure Act for H-2A Farmworkers.

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