2024 Federal Rule on Temporary Employment of H2A Nonimmigrants

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule, “Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States”, effective on November 14, 2022. This final rule amends the Department’s regulations governing the H-2A program. According to DOL, the provisions are designed to improve program protections for workers and enhance enforcement against fraud and abuse, while modernizing the H-2A application and temporary labor certification process. This Department of Labor website provides guidance, fact sheets, and other resources related to the rule. Go to the H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Employment of Foreign Workers site.

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