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Please call your Representative and ask him or her to sign onto the H-2B letter (linked below) that is currently being circulated by Reps. Bergman (R-MI) and Keating (D-MA). You can reach your Representative through the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121. Once connected to your lawmaker’s office, ask to speak to the staff person who deals with H-2B visa issues. Explain to the staff person the importance of H-2B cap relief to your business and ask him or her to encourage your Representative to sign the Bergman-Keating letter.

Background:

Both the House and Senate are on recess until November 13. When Congress returns for a “lame duck” session it will focus on wrapping up the outstanding fiscal 2019 federal spending bills, including a funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department is currently funded by a continuing resolution through December 7.

The fiscal 2019 DHS appropriations bill provides the only real opportunity to pass H-2B cap relief before the end of the calendar year and we need your help to ensure that meaningful H-2B cap relief is included in the final measure.

Reps. Bergman (R-MI) and Keating (D-MA) are circulating the attached letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include the H-2B cap relief in the fiscal 2019 House Appropriations Committee-passed DHS appropriations bill in a final spending bill that will be negotiated with the Senate during the lame duck session. Please call your representative today and ask him or her to sign this important letter.

As you know, the DHS funding bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee in July would exempt returning workers from the annual H-2B visa cap, reallocate the capped 66,000 visas on a quarterly basis to ensure that employers with late seasons are not shut out of the program and allow for visas to be appropriated on a proportional basis to ensure that all qualifying employers receive at least a percentage of needed H-2B workers. The Berman-Keating letter urges House leaders to fight to retain that language in a final spending bill.

Download The H2B Leadership Letter

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Posted by: H-2B Workforce Coalition on 10/17/2018

The following was provided by JKJ Workforce regarding H2B Compliance Audits being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

Over the past few days there have been several reports of DHS agents visiting H-2B employers to conduct random “compliance audits.”

In most cases, the agents visit the worksite or home office, but some of the contact comes by phone or email.

There does not seem to be a standard request for documents or standard list of questions. Some request just a few documents (I-9s, list of employees, etc.). Others are requesting extensive documentation of the type consistent with a full DOL wage and hour audit, including payroll reports.

It is not clear that DHS has authority to conduct these audits because DHS delegated “all” of its authority to DOL in 2009 to determine whether employers are complying with the H-2B program.

I suggest you do the following:

• Notify each of your offices/units that they may be contacted by DHS. (in person, by email, or by phone).
• If contacted by DHS (or DOL for that matter), be polite and tell the agent that you’ll be happy to work with them and that the company has a process for responding to these types of requests.
• Ask the agent to provide his/her contact information and a written list of the information/documents they want.
• The agent may attempt to pressure you into dropping everything and start producing documents. You are under no obligation to do that.
• Just be polite and tell the agent that someone will get back to them as soon as possible to follow up on their requests.
• Then contact JKJ Workforce and/or your attorney for further advice about how to proceed.

Let me know if you have any questions.

James Judkins, JKJ Workforce Agency

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Posted by: Jim Judkins, JKJ Workforce on 9/19/2018
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