The Department of Labor has published a new poster to comply with a rule making changes to the H-2A work visa program. The H-2A program covers foreign workers employed in temporary or seasonal agricultural jobs.
Department of Labor Rules Change Summary:
9. Extends H2A program benefits to workers in “corresponding employment” (other workers employed by an H2A employer in any work included in the job order and any work performed by the H2A workers) to ensure that similarly employed U.S. workers are not provided with lower wages or fewer benefits.
10. Requires employers to provide workers with copies of the job orders no later than before departure, including from the workers’ home countries and to display a poster describing employee rights and protections in English and another language common to the workers at the work site. (workersxzcompxzkit)
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He can be contacted at: Robert_Elliott@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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