Your H-2A and H-2B Bulletin - Aug 22, 2018

H-2A

Easing The Burden On America’s Farmers

This article discusses the upcoming changes to foreign worker visas that will soon be debated  both in the House and Senate. Some of these changes to the H-2A visa system would allow farmers to apply for year-round workers rather than only seasonal and,  require  all employers use E-Verify to check the eligibility of prospective employees to work in the U.S.

DOL Obtains Injunction For Alleged H-2A Visa Abuse For The Second Time

The U.S Department of Labor received a preliminary injunction for the second time in itshistory. Said injunction is against an employer who is alleged to have not provided sanitary and safe housing for his employees. It is vital that all employers who rely on H-2A visas stay up to date with the DOL’s strict housing regulations for foreign workers. To find out more information, feel free to contact our office at (202)-661-2173 or via email at: wendel@halllawoffice.net and samantha@hallawoffice.net.

H-2B

Southeastern Provision Employer Pleads Guilty To One Count of Employment Of Unauthorized Foreign Workers

The owner of a meatpacking plant in Grainger County, Tennessee has plead guilty on charges of tax evasion and  employing undocumented foreign workers. Said owner has agreed to pay restitution to the IRS for a whopping $1,296,183. It is important to stay up to date and consistent with H-2B regulations so as to not be blindsided by possible charges or fines from the DOL. For more information on how to avoid these fines, contact our office at (202)-661-2173 or via email at: wendel@halllawoffice.net and samantha@hallawoffice.net.