H-2A Visa

Nebraska Farmer to Pay $250K to Settle DOL H-2A Lawsuit

A family-owned farm in Nebraska has agreed to pay $250,000 in back wages to 89 temporary foreign workers it employed through the H-2A visa program, according to a recent order issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges. Daniels Produce, a Columbus grower, packer and shipper of produce, must distribute the back wages monthly over a five-year installment plan that began in January in connection with a March 31 order approving its settlement agreement with the DOL, a representative for the agency told Law360.
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USCIS Announces Addition of 16 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H2A and H2B Visa Programs

USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan, and Timor-Leste to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the eligible countries published on Nov. 18, 2015 in the Federal Register.
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