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DOL issues notice re food and lodging expenses for H-2A and H-2B workers

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 13, 2017

    Employers providing three meals a day to H-2A workers in occupations other than range herding may charge workers for such meals, but the job offer must state the charge. DOL set the maximum travel subsistence and meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2017 under H-2A and H-2B, and DOL reminds employers of obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs. [ID #470]

    Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H–2A and H–2B Foreign Workers in the United States: 2017 Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers’ Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
  2. Effective Date

    April 13, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: DOL

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