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DOL relaxes Wagner-Peyser requirements for states

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 6, 2020

    DOL issues final rule allowing states greater discretion in utilizing employment services grants for labor exchange services, including placement of employer job orders, inspection of housing for agricultural workers, and administration of prevailing wage and practice surveys for the H-2A and B labor certification programs.


    2020.01.06 Wagner-Peyser Act Staffing Flexibility
  2. Effective Date

    February 5, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Proposed Revocation/Replacement

    April 20, 2022

    NPRM: Wagner-Peyser Act Staffing

    This Biden administration policy proposes to revoke the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    The proposed rule would return to the policy of requiring that all states use state merit staff to provide Wagner-Peyser Act employment services, including those that apply to H-2A and H-2B labor certification processes.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
April 20, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: DOL


Trump-Era Policy Documents
Biden Administration Policy Documents

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