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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB76 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Nonimmigrants in the United States 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on April 29, 2015 to update the 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.  This IFR revised the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from DOL for use in petitioning DHS to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status. The Departments also created new regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both United States (U.S.) and foreign workers.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214    20 CFR 655   
Legal Authority: sec. 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii)    8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n) and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 1288(c) and (d)    sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101-238    103 Stat. 2099, 2102 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note)    sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101 649, 104 Stat. 4978, 5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note)    sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note)    sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428    sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note)    sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note)    29 U.S.C. 49k    Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135, as amended    Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/29/2015  80 FR 24041   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/29/2015 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/29/2015 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related Agencies: Joint: DHS/USCIS; 
Agency Contact:
Brian Pasternak
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Office of Foreign Labor Certification; Room N-5311, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8200