OFLC Consolidates Adverse Effect Wage Rate Info for H-2A Program
This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.
The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) launched a new webpage that consolidates Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) information for the H-2A program. The webpage contains the monthly AEWRs for range occupations and the hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations.
The hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations on the new webpage will apply to H-2A job orders submitted on or after December 21, 2020, when the 2020 AEWR final rule becomes effective. During the transition to the new methodology, OFLC will also maintain a separate webpage that displays the hourly AEWRs in effect for job orders submitted before December 21, 2020.