Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration: Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States
GAO-12-522R: Mar 13, 2012
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's (Labor) new rule on temporary non-agricultural employment of H-2B aliens in the United States. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends regulations governing the certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment and the enforcement of the obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. The final rule revises the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from Labor for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H2B status. The final rule also contains new regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both U.S. and foreign workers; and (2) Labor complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.