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February 22, 2007

ETA REGIONAL INFORMATION ALERT NO. 055-07

ORIGINATING OFFICE:  Region 5

SUBJECT:  Notice - Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture and Logging in the United States; 2007 Adverse Effect Wage Rates; Allowable Charges for Agricultural and Logging Workers' Meals, and Maximum Travel Subsistence Reimbursement

PROGRAMS: Foreign Labor Certification

1.  Purpose. To transmit a notice to announce the 2007 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), allowable charges for meals, and maximum travel subsistence reimbursement for employers seeking to employ temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform agricultural labor or service (H-2A workers) or logging (H-2 logging workers).

2.  References. Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 34, February 21, 2007, pp. 7909-7911; 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c) and 1188; 20 CFR 655.102(b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(9); .202(b)(4), (b)(9); .107, (a); .207;  .111(a);  .211(a); 655 subpart B; 41 CFR 301, Appendix A; 54 FR 28037-28047 (July 5, 1989); 52 FR 20496, 20502-20505 (June 1, 1987); 71 FR 13633 (March 16, 2006).

3.  Links. This Alert is in the Regional website Resource page at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources/

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4. Action. Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies.

5. Contact. Further information about this notice may be directed to William Carlson on 202.693.3010. Questions or comments about the format of this Alert may be directed to Robert Rainault on 312.596.5416.

6. Expiration Date. December 31, 2007

7. Attachment. Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 34, February 21, 2007, pp. 7909-7911.


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