Legal Challenge Tops H-2A News

Craig Regelbrugge January 08 2019

With growers in many states facing mandated H-2A wage increases of up to nearly 23 percent, a legal challenge was expected to be filed on January 8.  The National Council of Agricultural Employers, in which AmericanHort is an active leader, has been preparing to file suit in U.S. Federal District Court against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), challenging that the DOL has failed to justify the recently-published 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for the H-2A program, according to the requirements of statute. 

With the states of Colorado, Utah, and Nevada faci...

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