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Biden DOL Withdraws Trump Actions for H-1B Visas, Farm Workers

Jan. 21, 2021, 7:54 PM

The U.S. Labor Department has withdrawn guidance and a rulemaking related to skilled and agricultural temporary guestworkers that the Trump administration had released less than a week before President Joe Biden took the oath of office.

The guidance, released Jan. 15 by the agency’s Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division, would have required companies that receive H-1B visa workers for contracted work to also petition the DOL for labor certification, along with the main sponsoring company.

On the regulatory side, a final rule governing H-2A visa workers, also released Jan. 15, would have modernized the agricultural ...

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