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August 26, 2021

DOL Takes Step Toward New H-2A Wage Rule

According to Bloomberg Law, the U.S. Department of Labor has asked the White House to review a proposed rule that would revise the methodology by which it determines the Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) paid to H-2A farmworkers.

Last December, a judge blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to revise the AEWR methodology, agreeing with organized labor groups’ claims that the revised methodology would lower wages for H-2A and domestic agriculture workers.

The White House Office of Management and Budget has up to 90 days to review the proposed rule.