The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published draft frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the H-2A temporary agricultural program, “Round 17: Temporary or Seasonal Need Assessments; Relevant Information or Factors Related to H-2A Labor Contractors (H-2ALCs) Operating in an Area of Intended Employment (AIE) Where Agricultural Production May Occur Year-Round.” 

The draft guidance pertains to the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) assessment of the temporary or seasonal nature of an employer’s need for agricultural labor or services during review of the Form ETA-9142A, H-2A Application for Temporary Employment Certification. 

ETA invites written comments from the public by October 26, 2022, on the draft FAQs to further inform the development of guidance regarding OFLC’s assessment of temporary or seasonal need for the H-2A program.

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