H-2B Visas: What You Must Know To Comply With The DOL's New Rule Before The April 23 Deadline
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The Department of Labor's H-2B program is designed to help businesses staff positions when there is a temporary shortage of U.S. workers available to perform certain jobs. The program lets foreign workers enter the United States on a temporary basis when qualified domestic workers are not available - as long as the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers are not compromised.
On April 23, 2012, the DOL is issuing a new final rule on H-2B visas that will make these jobs more accessible to U.S. workers and provide stronger protections for every worker while providing employers greater flexibility and certainty throughout the application and recruitment processes. The final rule will create a national registry for all H-2B job postings, increase the amount of time during which U.S. workers must be recruited, require the rehiring of former employees when available, and much more.
The final H-2B visa rule brings with it potential legal challenges and a whole host of new compliance obligations for employers, so it's vital for you to have a solid understanding of the rule's components before the April compliance deadline.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- How the 2012 rule differs from the earlier version of the rule from 2008 and what you must do to ensure compliance
- Ways the final rule will give U.S. workers greater access to jobs and what that means for your organization
- How the rule increases foreign workers' protections
- Your obligations regarding the amount of time for recruiting and hiring U.S. workers
- When former employees must be rehired under the rule
- What guaranteed pay obligations employers will now have
- Which H-2B benefits must also be granted to U.S. employees
- What the national electronic job registry is and how it will be used to improve U.S. worker access to temporary jobs
- Tips for ensuring your organization is acting in compliance with this latest rule on H-2Bs
- And more!
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the key components of the DOL's new H-2B visa rule so you can keep your organization in compliance. Register now risk free.
About your Speaker:
Attorney Jocelyn C. Campanaro is a member of the immigration practice group at Ogletree Deakins. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, she worked as an immigration attorney in the Denver headquarters of largest firm in the Rocky Mountain region and as an associate in the Washington D.C. and Denver offices of a national law firm. Ms. Campanaro also clerked for the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland. Ms. Campanaro's practice focuses on a wide range of immigration related issues. She represents a broad variety of companies and individuals with all types of business-related nonimmigrant petitions and applications for adjustment of status and consular processing.
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