FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Grace A. Kilbane, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Telephone: 202-693- 3200 (this is not a toll-free number).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Attorney General may not approve an employer's petition for admission of non-immigrant alien agricultural (H-2A) workers to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature in the United States unless the petitioner has applied to the Department of Labor
(DOL) for an H-2A labor certification.The labor certification must show that: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, and qualified and who will be available at the time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of the alien in such labor or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed.8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188.DOL's regulations for the H-2A program require that covered employers offer and pay their U.S. and H-2A workers no less than the applicable hourly adverse effect wage rate (AEWR).
...Grace A. Kilbane,Administrator,Office of Workforce Security.
[FR Doc.01-19298 Filed 8-1-01; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510-30-P
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