H-2B Prevailing Wage Methodology: Interim Final Rule (effective April 24, 2013)

DHS and DOL published a joint interim final rule revising how DOL provides the consultation that DHS has determined is necessary to adjudicate H-2B petitions by revising the methodology by with DOL calculates H-2B prevailing wages.  The rule also revises DHS rules to clarify that DHS is the agency charged with determining H-2B eligibility after consulting with DOL.

DOL has resumed processing of pending H-2B prevailing wage requests and H-2B applications for temporary labor certification in accordance with standards outlined in the interim final rule.