DOL Updates H-2A, H-2B Allowable Charges and Reimbursements

April 5, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced an annual update to: (1) the allowable charges that employers seeking H-2A workers in occupations other than herding or production of livestock on the range may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals per day; and (2) the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim under the H-2A and H-2B programs. The notice also reminds employers of their obligations concerning overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.

The notice was published in the March 22, 2019, Federal Register.