The current AEWR is different from one state to another. For example, in California, the current wage offered for H-2A workers is $17.51 and in states like Alabama or South Carolina it’s $11.99. This disparity in wage rates can result in H-2A workers seeking better options, applying for a job directly with H-2A employers offering higher wages while the workers are still in the United States under a current labor certification.

Jason Resnick

On April 21, 2022, DHS announced it will extend requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request. These requirements will continue to apply to H-2A workers and other non-U.S.

Jason Resnick

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board is scheduled to meet on April 21, 2022 to decide whether to readopt a fourth iteration of its current COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS applies to all workers not covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard or those working alone/remotely and requires employers to create, implement and maintain an up-to-date COVID-19 Prevention Program.

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