On April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it would temporarily ease some of the rigid requirements of the H-2A program as employers grapple with the tough real-world issues that have been foisted upon them by the coronavirus pandemic. 

This temporary easing of some H-2A requirements is outlined in the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) COVID-19 ROUND 2 FAQs.

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Jason Resnick

The State Department announced today that it is taking additional steps to increase the processing of H-2A visa holders through consulates around the world. These modifications, including the expansion of interview waiver eligibility, will ensure that the majority of H-2A processing can continue. The specific steps are summarized below:

Cory Lunde

In light of recent policy announcements and requests for a more general letter that can be adopted in different states, WG has updated its template employment verification letter that can be provided to your workforce verifying their employment in your company and clarifying the federal Critical Infrastructure Sector policy. This letter can be presented to local authorities in the event an employee is stopped on the way to or from work.

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