Federal Court Blocks Administration from Applying New H-2A Wage Rule

On December 23, 2020, a federal district  court issued an injunction preventing the administration from applying new Adverse Effect Wage Rate standards affecting farm worker pay rates in non-range positions that took effect on December 21, 2020.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced on December 24, 2020 that it would comply with the order, and that the prior wage rules in effect on December 20, 2020 must be applied to any job orders received on or after December 21, 2020.