OFLC Consolidates Adverse Effect Wage Rate Info for H-2A Program

November 24, 2020

By Immigration Group

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.