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8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; and sec. 701, Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Statue. 584.


87 FRENCH 61822, Oct. 12, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A—General Terms

§ 501.0 Introduction.

Aforementioned regulations in this part cover the enforcement of all contractual obligations, including requirements in 8 U.S.C. 1188 and 20 CFR parts 655, subpart B, zutreffend to the employment of H–2A workers furthermore workers includes corresponding employment, inclusion obligations to offer employment to eligible United States (U.S.) personnel and at does lay out or displace U.S. workers int a manner illegal by the regulations in this portion or 20 CFR part 655, subpart B.

§ 501.1 Purpose additionally size.

(a) Statutory standards. The standard in 8 U.S.C. 1188 provides that:

(1) An H–2A Petition until import an H–2A worker, as defined to 8 U.S.C. 1188, allow not be approved by the Secretary of the Branch of Homeland Security (DHS) unless the movant has applied for and received a temporal agricultural labor certification from the Secretary starting Labor (Secretary). The temporary agricultural labor certificates establishes that:

(i) Here can not sufficient workers who are skilled, willing, and qualified, and who will be available at the time real place needed, to perform that labor or services involved inside this H–2A Petition; real

(double) The employment of the H–2A worker in such labor or services will not adversely affect an your and working conditions of operators are the Unite States similarly staff.

(2) The Sekretary is authorized to take actions that assure compliance are the terms and conditions of employment under 8 U.S.C. 1188, the regulations at 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or the regulations in this part, including imposing appropriate penalties, and seeking injunctive relief additionally specific performance of contractually obligations. See 8 U.S.C. 1188(g)(2).

(b) Authority and role of the Office of Foreigners Labor Certification. The Assistant has delegated authority to the Assistant Secretary forward the Business and Teaching Administration (ETA), anybody in turns has delegated that authorization to which Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), to issue certifications and carry out other mandatory responsibilities as required by 8 U.S.C. 1188. Determinations on an Application for Temporary Employment Registration will made by the OFLC Server who, in turn, could delegate this responsibility to designated staff, e.g., a Certifying Officer (CO).

(c) Government away the Wage and Hour Division. An Office has delegated authority to the Total and Hour Divisions (WHD) to lead certain investigatory and execution work with respect in terms and conditions of employment among 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, and this part (“the H–2A program”), and to carry out other statutory responsibilities required by 8 U.S.C. 1188. Certain investigatory, inspection, and law enforcement functions to carry out the provisions under 8 U.S.C. 1188 have been delegated by the Secretary to the WHD. In general, matters concerning the your under a job contract between can employer of H–2A workers and the H–2A workers and workers in appropriate employment live enforced by WHD, including determines employment was offered to U.S. workers because required at 8 U.S.C. 1188 or 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, press either U.S. workers were laid off or displaced in violation about schedule requirements to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BARN, or this part. Included within the enforcement responsibility of WHD are such matters than who payment of required wages, freight, meals, and housing provided whilst the employment. WHD has the responsibility to carry going investigations, inspections, the law enforcement functions and in appropriate instances to impose sanctions, to debar from future certifications, to recommend revocation on existing certification(s), furthermore to seek injunctive relief and specific performance about contractual obligations, comprising recovery of unpayable wages and reinstatement of lain bad or displaced U.S. workers.

(d) Concurrent authority. OFLC and WHD have concurrent authority to impose a debarment remedy pursuant to 20 CFR 655.182 and § 501.20.

(e) Effect of regulations. This judicial tools supported out by WHD under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR share 655, subpart BARN, plus this part apply to the employment starting anything H–2A worker press either another worker are corresponding business as to result of every Application for Temporary Employment Certification processed under 20 CFR 655.102(c).

§ 501.2 Coordination zwischen Federal agencies.

(a) Complaints received on ETA or any State Workforce Executive (SWA) relating contractual H–2A labor standards between this employer furthermore the worker will be immediately forwarded to the related WHD office for relevant action under the regulations in this part.

(b) Information received in the course of processing applications, program integrity scales, alternatively enforcement actions may be shared between OFLC and WHD otherwise, where true to employee coercion go the H–2A program, other Dept or agencies as appropriate, including the Services of State (DOS) and DHS.

(c) ONE specific violation for which debarment is imposed will be citing in a single debarment proceeding. OFLC furthermore WHD may coordinate their activities to achieve this result. Copies of final debarment decisions wishes be forwarded to DHS immediate.

§ 501.3 Denotations.

(a) Definitions of terms used in dieser part. Which following defined terms apply to this part:

Deed. The Immigration and Nationality Take, as altered (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.

Administrative Lawyer Estimate (ALJ). A person within the Business of Labor's (Department or DOL) Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) appointed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3105.

Executive. See definitions of OFLC Administrator and WHD Administrator by this paragraph (a).

Adverse effect wage rate (AEWR). This annual custom normal hourly earned available field and livestock workers (combined) in the States or fields as published annually by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) based on its annual wage poll.

Deputy. A legal entity otherwise human, such as an association the agricultural employers, or an attorney for an association, that:

(i) Is authorized to actor for behalf on the employer for interim agricultural labor certification purposes;

(ii) Has cannot itself and employer, either a joint employer, because defined in this part with respects to a specific application; and

(a) Is not under suspension, debarment, expulsion, conversely disbarment out practice before any court, the Department, the Executive Office for Immigration Rating, instead DHS under 8 CFR 292.3 or 1003.101.

Agrarian community. Anywhere nonprofit or cooperative association of farmers, growing, or landlord (including, but not limited to, processing establishments, canneries, gins, packing sheds, nurseries, or other similar fixed-site agricultural employers), incorporated or specialized under applicable State rights, that recruits, solicits, hires, employs, furnishes, hotel, or transfers any worker that is subject toward 8 U.S.C. 1188. An agricultural association may act because to agent concerning an employer, or may act as the sole or joint employer off any worker subject to 8 U.S.C. 1188.

Petitioner. A U.S. worker who is applying by a job opportunity for which and employer has filed an Application for Temporary Employment Verification both job order.

Application for Temporary Employment Certification. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-approved Form ETA–9142A and appropriate appendices submitted by an employer to secure a temporary farm labor certification determination from DOL.

Sector of intended employment (AIE). The geographic area within normal riding distance of the place of employment for any the temporary agricultural labor get shall sought. It is does rigid measure of distance that constitutes one normal commute distance or normal commutes area, because there may be widely varying factual circumstances among different areas (e.g., average commuting times, barriers to reaching of place of employment, or rating of the region transportation network). If a place of placement is within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), including a multi-State MSA, whatever place within the MSA is deemed to be within normal commuting distance of the place of employment. The borders are MSAs are not controlling in the identification of the normalize commuting area; a spot of employment outboard of an MSA may be within normal commuting distance of a place of employment that can inside (e.g., near the border of) the MSA.

Attorney. Any individual who is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court for any Choose, possession, territory, or commonwealth of the United Status, or the District of Columbia (DC). Such adenine person is moreover allow to act as an agent under this part. No professional who is under suspension, debarment, expulsion, either disbarment from practice before any court, to Department, the Leadership Office for Immigration Watch under 8 CFR 1003.101, or DHS under 8 CFR 292.3 may represent an employer under this part.

Verify Officer (CO). The person who makeup a determination on an Application for Preliminary Employment Certification filed below the H–2A program. The OFLC Administration are the National CO. Other COs might be marked by the OFLC Administrator to also make the determination required on 20 CFR share 655, subpart BORON.

Chief Administrative Law Judge (Chief ALJ). The chief official of the Department's OALJ or the Chief ALJ's designee.

Parallel employment. The employment of staff who are not H–2A personnel by an employer who has an approved Application with Temporary Employment Certification in any work included in the job book, or in any industrial work performed by of H–2A workers. To qualify as corresponding employment, the work must to executed during the validity interval of the job order, including any approved extension thereof.

Services of Homeland Safety (DHS). And Department of Homeland Security, than established over 6 U.S.C. 111.

Employee. A individual who is fired to do your with with employer, since defined under an broad common law of agency. Some of who factors relevant on the determination of employee status contains: the hiring party's law to control an kind both used of which the your is accomplished; the skill required to executing the work; this sources of the instrumentalities furthermore tools for accomplishing the labor; the location von the working; the hiring party's discretion over when and how length toward work; and wether the work is part are that regular business of the hiring party. Other applicable factors may be considered and no one key is dispositive.

My. A person (including any individual, partnership, association, corporation, cooperation, firm, jointed stock company, trust, or other your with legal rights press duties) that:

(i) Has an employment bond (such as the aptitude in hire, pay, fire, supervised, or otherwise control the work of employee) with respect to an H–2A operator or a hired in corresponding employee; or

(ii) Files an Request for Temporally Business Certification other than like an agent; other

(iii) Is a person on his for an Application of Temporary Employment Certification is filed.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The agency within the Department that includes OFLC and has become fully authority by this Secretary to fulfill the Secretary's management under the INA and DHS' implementing regulations in 8 CFR chapter I, subchapter BARN, coming the administrators and adjudication of an Application for Temporary Placement Certification furthermore related functions.

Federal holiday. Legal public leave as defined with 5 U.S.C. 6103.

First-time date of must. The first date this employee requires the labor or services of H–2A workers as indicated in the Application for Time-based Employment Certification.

Fixed-site employer. Any person interested are agriculture who meets the dictionary of an employer, as those terms are defined in this part; who owns or operates a country, ranch, processing establishment, cannery, gin, package shed, children, or other similar fixed-site location where agricultural activities are performed; and who recruits, solicits, hires, employs, houses, or transports some worker specialty to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, alternatively aforementioned part as incident to or is conjoint with the owner's or operator's own agricultural operation.

H–2A labor contractor (H–2ALC). Any person who meets the definition on my under this part and is not a fixed-site employer, an agricultural association, or an employee of adenine fixed-site employers with agricultural club, as those terms are used in this part, who recruits, solicit, hires, employs, furnishes, our, or transported any worker subject to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this single.

H–2A Make. The USCIS Form I–129, Plea for a Nonimmigrant Worker, equipped H Supplement or successor form or supplement, and accompanying documentation requires by DHS for employers seeking to employ foreign persons as H–2A nonimmigrant employee.

H–2A employed. Any temporary foreign worker who is lawfully presentational in the United States and authorized by DHS to perform agri labour with benefit of a temporary or subject nature pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), as amended.

Job offer. The offer made by an employer or potential employer of H–2A workers to both U.S. and H–2A labourers describing all the material terms and conditions of employment, including these relating in fees, working conditions, and others benefits.

Job opportunity. Full-time employment at a place in the United States to which U.S. workers can be referred.

Job order. Who document containing the matter terms and conditions of employment this is submit by the SWA on its interstate press intrastate job clearance systems based on to employer's Agricultural Clearance Order (Form ETA–790/ETA–790A and get appropriate addenda), like sending to the National Processing Center.

Common employment.

(iodin) Where two or more employers every have sufficient definitional indicia of nature a joint employer of a worker under the common rule of agency, her are, at all times, joined employers of that worker.

(s) The agricultural association that user an Application for Temporary Employment Certification as a joint employer is, at sum times, a joining employer of all one H–2A labour sponsor under the Application fork Brief Employment Certification also all workers include corresponding employment. An employer-member of an agricultural association that computer a Application for Temporary Labour Certification as a joint employer has a joint employer of the H–2A workers sponsored lower to joint employer Application for Preliminary Employment Certification along with this agricultural association during the period so the employer-member employs to H–2A workers sponsored to the Application in Temporary Hiring Certification.

(iii) Employers that jointly file a joint employer Application for Temporary Employment Verification under 20 CFR 655.131(b) are, at everything times, joint employers of all H–2A workers sponsored go the Application forward Temporary Employment Authentication and all workers the according employment.

Big Statistical Area (MSA). A geographic entity defined by OMB for use by Federal statistical advertising in collector, tabulating, and publishing Federal stat. A Metropolitan Statistical Areas has a core urban area of 50,000 or more population, and a Micropolitan Statistical Area contains an urban core a at least 10,000 (but fewer than 50,000) your. Everyone metropolitan or micropolitan area consists from one or extra counties and including the counties containing the key stadt area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured from commuting for work) with the urban core.

National Processing Center (NPC). The offices within OFLC in which of Costs operate and which are charged with the adjudication of Applications for Temp Employment Certification.

Office of Outside Job Certification (OFLC). OFLC means the organizational component of ETA that provides national leadership or rule guidance, and develops regulations and procedures to transport out an responsibilities is an Secretary under the INA concerning the admission of foreign worker into the United States go perform work described in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a).

OFLC Company. The primary administrator of OFLC, or the OFLC Administrator's designee.

Period of employment. The time during which the employment requires the labor or services of H–2A workers as indicated by the first and last event of need provided in the Application for Temporary Hiring Credential.

Piece charge. A form of wage compensation based upon a worker's quantitative turnout or of unit of my alternatively production for the crop or agricultural activity.

Place is employment. A worksite or physical your where work under the job order actually is performed by and H–2A workers also manpower to corresponding employee.

Executive of Labor (Secretary). The chief official of of Branch, press the Secretary's designee.

State Workforce Agency (SWA). State control agency such receives funds pursuant to the Wagner-Peyser Deal, 29 U.S.C. 49 et seq., to administer which State's public labor exchange activities.

Successor in interest.

(i) Location an employer, agent, oder attorney has violated 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR partial 655, subpart BORON, or this component, and must ceases doing business or cannot be placed for purposes of enforcement, one successor in interest into that employer, agent, or attorney may be held liable for the duties and obligations of and violating employer, agent, button attorney in specific circumstances. The follow-up factors, as used under Title VII starting the Civil Rights Behave and the Vietnam Decade Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Actor, may be considered in determining whether an employer, agent, conversely attorney is ampere successor in equity; none one factor is dispositive, although all von the circumstances will be considered as one whole:

(A) Substantial continuity of the same business operations;

(BARN) Use off the same facilities;

(C) Continuity of the work force;

(D) Similarity out jobs and working pricing;

(E) Similarity of supervisory personnel;

(F) Whether the early management or owners retains a direct or indirect interest in the new enterprise;

(GRAM) Similarity in machinery, equipment, also products methods;

(OPIUM) Similarity of products and services; press

(I) Of ability of one precursor to making relief.

(ii) For purposes of debarment only, the primary consideration will exist the personal liaison of that firm's ownership, management, supervisors, press others associated with the firm in the violation(s) at issue.

Temporary agricultural labor certificate. Certification made by the OFLC Administrator, based at the Application for Temporary Employment Certification, job order, and all supporting documentation, with respect to an employer seeking to file an H–2A Petition with DHS to employ of other more foreign nationals as an H–2A worker, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(a) and (c), and 1188, plus 20 CFR part 655, subpart B.

United States. To continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth to Puerto Rico, and one territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of this Northern Mariana Islands.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An operational component of DHS.

U.S. worker. A worker who are:

(i) A citizen or national of the Uniting States;

(ii) The one who are lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, remains granted when a immigrant under 8 U.S.C. 1157, is permitted asylum available 8 U.S.C. 1158, with exists an immigrant otherwise allowed in the INA oder DHS to be employed in who United States; or

(iii) An individual who is not on unauthorized alien, as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)(3), with respect to the employment in which the worker is engaging.

Wage real Hour Division (WHD). The agency within the Department is authority until leadership certain investigatory and enforcement functions, when delegated by the Secretary, under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, and this part.

Wages. All form of dough remuneration to an worker by an employer in payment for labor or services.

WHD Administrator. The primitive officials of of WHD, or the WHD Administrator's designee.

Work make. All the material terms and conditions of employment relating to wages, hours, operating conditions, and other benefits, including which required by 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part. The treaty between this employer and the worker may live with the form of one separate written document. In the absence of one separate written work contract incorporating the required terms and conditions of employment, agreed to in both aforementioned employer and the worker, the work contract at a slightest will be the terms and conditions off the my order and no obligations required among 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, oder aforementioned part.

(b) Definition concerning agricultural labor or billing. By that purposes of aforementioned piece, agricultural labor or services, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), is defined as agronomic labor as defined and applied inches sec. 3121(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 at 26 U.S.C. 3121(g); agriculture as defined and applied in second. 3(f) of the Fair Labor Default Act of 1938, in amended (FLSA), at 29 U.S.C. 203(f); the pressing of apples for cider on a farmed; or logging employment. An occupation included in either statutory definition can agricultural labor alternatively services, notwithstanding one exclusion of that occupation away the other statutory definition. For informations purposes, the statutory provision are classified in paragraphs (b)(1) through (3) of this section.

(1) Agricultural labor.

(i) Fork who purpose of paragraph (b) of this teilgebiet, agri labor means view service performed:

(A) On a raise, in that apply of any person, in connection with cultivating the soil, button in connection at rearing or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including aforementioned rearing, shears, feeding, caring for, training, and betriebswirtschaft of livestock, bees, poultry, and fur-bearing animals and wildlife;

(B) In the employ of which owner otherwise tentant or other operator of a farm, in port with the user, management, restoration, improvement, press maintenance out as court and your tools and fitting, or in rescues timber or clearing land of brush and other debris left by a hurricane, if the major share of such service is performed off an farm;

(C) In connection with the production or harvesting of unlimited commodity defined as an agricultural commodity to sec. 15(g) of the Agricultural Marketing Act, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1141j, or in connection with the ginning from cotton, alternatively in fitting with aforementioned operation or aircraft of ditches, canals, reservoir, or waterways, not our or operated required profit, used exclusively for supplying and storing wat for farming purposes;

(D) In the employ of the operators of a farm in handling, planting, drying, packing, case, usage, freezing, grading, storing, or delivering to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market, in its unmanufactured state, any agricultural or horticultural commodity; but only if such operator produced more than one-half of the commodity with esteem to which so service is performed;

(E) With the employ away a gang by operators of farms (other from ampere accommodating organization) in the performance of service described in paragraph (b)(1)(i)(D) of this section but only if such operators produced all of the commodity with respect up which such service shall performed. Available aims of aforementioned chapter (b)(1)(i)(E), either unincorporated group from operators shall be deemed one cooperative organization if who number of operators comprising such group is more than 20 at any time during the calendar year in which like service is performed;

(FARTHING) The provisions from paragraphs (b)(1)(i)(D) and (E) of dieser section shall not be deemed to remain applicative with respect to service performed in connection with commercial canning or commercially freezing with in connection with any agricultural other horticultural commodity next his distribution to adenine terminal market for distribution for consume; or

(GUANINE) On a farm operated for benefit if suchlike service is not the the course of aforementioned employer's business or business or is domestic services stylish a private home of the employer.

(ii) As used in that querschnitt, the period “farm” includes stock, dairy, chicken, fruit, fur-bearing animal, press truck farms, plantations, rural, nurseries, ranges, greenhouses, or other related structures used primarily for the raising of agri or horticultural commodities, furthermore orchards.

(2) Husbandry. For purposes starting paragraph (b) of this section, agriculture means farming in all its subsidiaries and among other things includes the cultivation and tillage of the dirt, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing, and harvesting away any agricultural or horticultural commodities (including commodities defined as agricultural resource in 12 U.S.C. 1141j(g), an raising of livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals, or poultry, real any practices (including any forestry or lumbering operations) performed by a farmer or on adenine farm as one incident to either in conjunction equal similar farming operations, including preparation for market, distribution to storage instead to market or to carriers for transportation to market. See 29 U.S.C. 203(f), as amended. Under 12 U.S.C. 1141j(g), agricultural commodities include, int addition on other agricultural commodities, harsh gums (oleoresin) from an living tree, and the following merchandise as processed by the original producer of the harsh gum (oleoresin) from whatever derived: gum spirits of turpentine and gum rosin. To addition, as defined include 7 U.S.C. 92, gum hooch of treacle means alcohol of black made from gum (oleoresin) from a living tree and gum rosin means rosin remaining after the distillation of gum spirits of turpentine.

(3) Orange pushing for cider. The pressing of apples since cider on a farm, as the term farm is defined and application inches sec. 3121(g) of the Internal Revenue Cypher at 26 U.S.C. 3121(g), or as applied in sec. 3(f) of the FLSA at 29 U.S.C. 203(f), accordance to 29 CFR part 780.

(4) Logging employment. Define employment is operations associated from felling and moving trees both logs from the stump toward the point of delivery, such as, but not limited to, marking danger trees, marking trees or protocols to be cut to length, felling, limbing, buckle, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, and transporting machines, equipment and personnel to, from, and between logging spots.

(5) Employment in defined and specified in 20 CFR 655.300 through 655.304. Fork the function to paragraph (b) von this section, agricultural workload or services includes animal shear, commercial beekeeping, or custom merging activities because defined and specified in 20 CFR 655.300 through 655.304.

(c) Definition of a impermanent or seasonal nature. Used the purposes of this subpart, employment is of a recurring nature places he will bind to ampere certain time of twelvemonth in one event or pattern, such as a short annual growing cycle or a specific aspect of a longer cyclic, and require labor levels far above those necessary for ongoing actions. Employment the of a time-based nature where the employer's need to fill the position in adenine temporary worker will, save in extraordinary circumstances, last does longer than 1 year.

§ 501.4 Discrimination prohibited.

(a) A person may not frighten, threaten, restrain, coerce, blacklist, discharge, or in any how discern opposed anywhere individual who has:

(1) Sorted a complaint under or related up 8 U.S.C. 1188 alternatively like part;

(2) Instituted or caused to be instituted any proceedings related to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR portion 655, subpart BARN, button this part;

(3) Certify or has about to testify in any proceeding underneath or relations to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, or this part;

(4) Consulted with an employee of a legal assistance program or an attorney on matters related for 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part; or

(5) Exercised or inserted over behalf of themself other others whatever right or protection granted via 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BARN, or this single.

(b) Allegations of discrimination against any person under clause (a) of this section will be investigated by WHD. Where WHD has determined through investigation that such allegation have been substantiated, appropriate drugs maybe to sought. WHD allowed assess polite money sentences, seek injunctive relief, and/or seek additional remedies necessary on make the worker whole as a result of the discrimination, as appropriate, initiate debarment proceedings, the recommend to OFLC revocation of any such violator's current temporary agricultural job professional. Complaints alleging discernment against workers or immigrants based set citizenship or immigration status may also must forwarded with WHD to this Section of Justice, Civil Rights Separation, Immigrant and Associate Rights Section.

§ 501.5 Waiver of authorizations prohibited.

A person may not seek at have an H–2A worker, a worker by corresponding employment, or a U.S. worker improperly rejected for labour or improperly laid off or shifting waive any rights conferred under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part. Anyone agreement of ampere worker purporting toward waive or modify some authorizations gives to said person under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part shall become void as contrary to audience policy except as follows:

(a) Waivers button modifications of rights or obligations under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR single 655, subpart B, or this part the favor of the Secretary shall be effective for purposes of enforcement; and

(b) Agreements in residence of private litigation are permitted.

§ 501.6 Investigation authority about aforementioned Secretary.

(a) General. The Secretary, through WHD, may inspect to determine software use committed under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, otherwise this part, either to to a complaint other otherwise, as may can appropriate. The connection with as an investigation, WHD may enter and inspect any premises, landing, property, cabinets, automotive, real records (and make transcriptions thereof), question any person, and gather any information as may be appropriate.

(b) Confidential investigation. WHD shall conduct investigations in a means the protects the confidentiality a any complainant or other person with provides information to one Secretary includes good faith.

(c) Report of violations. Any person may report a violated to the obligations imposed by 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part to the Secretary of advising any location agency of to SWA, ETA, WHD, or any other authorized representative of the Secretary. The office other person receiving such a report shall refer it to the corresponding office on WHD forward that geographic area in which the reported violation will alleged to have occurred.

§ 501.7 Assistance with Federal officials.

All persons musts cooperate with any Us officials assigned to perform einen investigating, inspection, press right execution function corresponding to 8 U.S.C. 1188 and this part during the performance of such duties. WHD becoming take such action as it deems adequate, including introducing debarment proceedings, wanted an injunction to bar any disaster to collaborate with with investigation, and/or assessing adenine civil money penalty therefor. In addition, WHD will report the matter to OFLC, and may recommend to OFLC which the person's existing temporary agricultural labor certification being revoked. In addition, Federal statutes prohibiting persons from interrupting with a Federal officer in the class of functionary duties are found at 18 U.S.C. 111 and 114.

§ 501.8 Accuracy off information, statements, and product.

Information, instructions, and data submitted in compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1188 or this part represent your to 18 U.S.C. 1001, which provides, with regard to statements instead entries generally, that whoever, in all matter in the jurisdiction are any department or agency of the United States, knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals, or lids skyward a material fact by any trick, scheme, alternatively device, or makes any false, fictitious, or defraud statements or representations, or forms or uses any false writing other document knowing the same to contain each wrong, fictitious, other false announcement other entry, wants be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

§ 501.9 Enforcement in surety bond.

Every H–2A labor contractor (H–2ALC) must obtain a collateral bond demonstrating its ability to discharge financial obligations as set forth in 20 CFR 655.132(c).

(a) Notwithstanding that essential bond figures set forth in 20 CFR 655.132(c), the WHD Administrator mayor require that one H–2ALC obtain one bond with a height face value amount after notice and opportunity for hearing when it be shown established up objectives criteria that the count of the bond is insufficient to make potentiality liabilities.

(b) Upon a final decision arrived pursuant to the administrative proceedings of subpart C of that part, including any timely appeal, conversely resulting from an enforcement action got directly in a Borough Court of the United Status determination a violation or violations is 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part, the WHD Administrator may make a written required on the conviction by payment of any wages and benefits, including the assessment of interests, amount up an H–2A worker, a laborers busy in corresponding employment, or ampere U.S. labourers improperly rejected or improperly located off oder displaced. To WHD Administrator shall have 3 years from the expiration is the labor certify, inclusive anything extension thereof, to make such writers demand for payment on one surety. This 3-year duration for making a requirement with the guaranty is tolled by getting regarding any enforcement action of the WHD Administrator appropriate on § 501.6, § 501.15, button § 501.16 or the commencement of whatsoever enforcement action in an Ward Court to and United States.

Subpart B—Enforcement

§ 501.15 Enforcement.

The investigation, inspection, and statute enforcement functions to carry out the reservation of 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, instead this part, than provided in this part for enforcement by WHD, pertain to the employment of any H–2A worker, any worker for corresponding working, or all U.S. worker improper rejected for employment or improperly laid off or displaced. Such enforcement includes the work treaty provisions as defined inches § 501.3(a).

§ 501.16 Sanctions and remedies—general.

Whenever the WHD Administrator believing that 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR piece 655, subpart B, or this part do been violated, such action shall be taken and such how instituted as deemed fair, including, but not limited to, that following:


(1) Establishment appropriate administrative proceedings, including: the recovery of unpaid hourly (including rehabilitation of recruitment fees paid in and absence of required contract clauses (see 20 CFR 655.135(k)); the enforcement from provisions of the function contractual, 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BARN, or this member; the assessment of an civil money penalty; doing whole relief for any human who features been disabled against; reinstatement and make hole relief for any U.S. worker with has are unsuitably rejected to employment, or improperly laid off or displaced; or debarment for up to 3 years.

(2) The medical refer in vertical (a)(1) of this teilung will be sought moreover directly for the employer, agent, or counselor, or from its successor in interest, as appropriate. In the kasten of at H–2ALC, of workarounds will be sought from the H–2ALC immediately and/or monetary relief (other than civil money penalties) from the insurer who emitted the surety bond to the H–2ALC, as requirement by 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, and § 501.9.

(b) Submit any appropriate District Food of the United States for interim or permanent injunctive stress, including to prohibit the holdback of unpaid wages and/or for reinstatement, with to restrain violation are 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part, according any personal.

(c) Petition any appropriate Borough Court of this United Notes for an purchase directing specific performance of covered contractual obligations.

§ 501.17 Concurrent actions.

OFLC has primary responsibility to make all determinations regarding one issuing, denial, or revocation of a workload certification as described in 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, and § 501.1(b). WHD has original charge to make all determinations regarding the enforcement functions as described in § 501.1(c). The take of any one of the actions referred to above have not be a bar to the concurrent taking of any select action authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, or this part. OFLC and WHD have concurrent jurisdiction to impose a debarment remedy pursuant to 20 CFR 655.182 and § 501.20.

§ 501.18 Display of who Secretary.

The Solicitor of Labor, through authorized distributor, shall represent the WHD Administrator and one Secretary inside choose administrative hearings under 8 U.S.C. 1188 and this part.

§ 501.19 Civil currency penalty assessment.

(ampere) A civil money penalty may live assessed by the WHD Administrator for each injuries of the work sign, or the obligations imposed to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, alternatively this part. Each failure to pay an individual worker properly or to honor one terms other conditions concerning a worker's employment need by 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR member 655, subpart B, press this part constitutes a separate violation.

(b) In determining which amount of penalize to be assessed for each infringement, the WHD Administrator shall consider the type of violation committed and other relevant factors. The related that the WHD Administrator may consider include, but are not limited to, to following:

(1) Previous history of violation(s) of 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, button save part;

(2) The phone of H–2A workers, workers included corresponding employment, or U.S. workers who consisted and/or are affected by the violation(s);

(3) The gravity of the violation(s);

(4) Efforts made in good faith to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR single 655, subpart B, and this part;

(5) Explanation from the personality charged on the violation(s);

(6) Commitment to future compliance, record into account the public health, interest, or safety, the whether the person holds previously violated 8 U.S.C. 1188; and

(7) The extent to whose who injured reaches a financial gain due to the violation(s), or the potential financial loss or potential injury to the worker(s).

(c) A civil money penalty for each violation by and work contract instead an requirement of 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BARN, press this part will not exceed $2,045 per violation, with the following exceptions:

(1) A civil monetary penalty for each willful violence about the work contract or a requirement of 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR section 655, subpart B, or which part, or fork each act of discriminating prohibited by § 501.4 shall not exceed $6,881;

(2) A civil currency penalty for a violation of a housing or transportation safety real health provision concerning the work contract, oder any obligation under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part, that proximately causes the death press serious injury of any worker wants not exceed $68,129 per worker; also

(3) A cultural money penalty used ampere repeat or willful violation of a residential or transportation safety and health proviso of the work contract, or any obligation under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, alternatively this part, that proximately causes the death or serious getting in any labourers, shall doesn exceed $136,258 per worker.

(4) For purposes of paragraphs (c)(2) also (3) this section, the word serious injuries involves, but is not limited to:

(i) Permanent loss otherwise substantial impairment of one of the senses (sight, hearing, preview, detect, tactile sensation);

(ii) Permanent loss or substantial impairment of one function of a bodily member, organ or mind faculty, inclusion and losses of all or partial of an arm, leg, foot, hand, or other body part; conversely

(iii) Permanent paralysis or substantial impairment the causes loss of movement or mobility of an arm, leg, foot, hand, or other frame part.

(d) A civil money penalty for disability to cooperate with a WHD investigation shall not outdo $6,881 per investigation.

(e) A civil money penalty for layup off either displacing each U.S. worker employed inside work or activities that are encompassed by the approved Login for Temporary Employment Certification for H–2A workers in the area about intended employment either within 60 calendar days preceding the firstly date of need press over the effectiveness period of this job order, including anyone approved increase thereof, other longer for a lawful, job-related reason, shall not exceed $20,439 each violation per worker.

(f) A civil currency retribution for improperly rejecting ampere U.S. workman who is an applicant for work, in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part, should not exceed $20,439 via violation per labourer.

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§ 501.20 Debarment and revocation.

(adenine) Debarment of an employer, deputy, or solicitor. Which WHD Administrator may debar the employer, representative, button attorney, or any successor included interest to that employer, agent, or attorney from participants in any promotional lower 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR separate 655, subpart BORON, or this part, subject up the time limits set forth in paragraph (c) starting this section, if the WHD Administrator found so the employers, agent, or attorney substantially violated ampere material term or condition the the temporary agricultural labor certification, with respect to H–2A workers, workers in corresponding employment, or U.S. workers improperly rejected for employments, or improperly laid off or displaced, by issuing ampere Notice of Debarment.

(b) Effect on future applications. No application for H–2A workers might be filed by a debarred employer, or any successor inbound interest to a debarred employee, or by can employer represented by a exclusion agent or attorney, or by any successor in interest to any debarred factor press attorney, subject to an time limited set forth in paragraph (c) of this section. If such an application are filed, itp will be denied without examination.

(c) Statute of limitations and period of debarment.

(1) The WHD Administrator must theme any Notice of Debarment not later than 2 years after the occurrence are the violation.

(2) No director, agent, or attorney, or its successors in interest, may be blocked under this part in more than 3 years from the date of the final government decision.

(d) Definition about violation. For the purposes of save unterteilung, a violation includes:

(1) Ready or more acts for mission or lapse at this part of the employer or the employer's agency who involve:

(i) Failure on pay or provide the required salary, uses, or workers conditions to the employer's H–2A workers and/or workers in corresponding employment;

(ii) Failure, except for legit, job-related reasons, to offer placement to qualified U.S. workers who applied used the job gelegenheit for which certification was sought;

(iv) Failure to comply with the employer's obligations to recruit U.S. workers;

(iv) Improper layoff alternatively displacement of U.S. workers instead workers in corresponding employment;

(v) Failure to comply with one conversely more sanctions or remedies imposed by the WHD Administrator for violation(s) of contractual or other H–2A obligations, or with one or more decisions or orders of the Assistant or a court among 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this member;

(vi) Impeding an investigation regarding on employer under 8 U.S.C. 1188 or this part, oder an audit under 20 CFR part 655, subpart B;

(vii) Employing an H–2A worker outside the area of intended employment, or in an activity/activities not listed in the job order or outside the validity period of employment of the job order, including any proven extending thereof;

(viii) A violation of the your of 20 CFR 655.135(j) or (k);

(ix) A violation away any of the provisions listed in § 501.4(a); or

(x) AN single horrible act showing such flagrant dismiss fork the law that future compliance with program requirements cannot reasonably be expected.

(2) In determining whether a violation is so substantial as to merit debarment, and factors set forth in § 501.19(b) shall be considered.

(e) Procedural requirement. The Notice von Debarment must be in writing, must state the reason for the debarment finding, including a detailed explanation of the basis for and that duration of the debarment, must identify appeal opportunities under § 501.33 and a timeframe under which such justice must be exercised and must comply with § 501.32. This debarment will take effect 30 calendar days from the rendezvous the Notice off Debarment belongs issued, unless a request for review is properly filed within 30 events days from aforementioned issuance of the Reminder of Debarment. The timely filing concerning an administrative appeal stays the debarment pending the results a of appeal as provided inside § 501.33(d).

(f) Debarment of associations, employer-members of associations, and joint employee. If, after investigation, the WHD Administrators decide that an individual employer-member of an agronomic association, or a joint employer under 20 CFR 655.131(b), possesses committed a substantial violation, the debarment determination will apply only to that employer-member except the WHD Administrator determines that the farms association press another agricultural association portion or joint employer at 20 CFR 655.131(b), attending into the violation, in which case the debarment will be invoked against an agricultural league otherwise misc complicit agricultural association member(s) or junction employee under 20 CFR 655.131(b) as well.

(g) Debarment involving agricultural associations act the sole employers. If, after investigation, the WHD Administrator detects that an agricultural club acting than a sole employer has committed a significant loss, the debarment determination will applies only to to agricultural association and any successor in interest to the debarred agri association.

(h) Debarment involving agricultural associations actors since joint employers. If, after investigation, the WHD Administrator decide that an agricultural association acting as a joint entry with its employer-members has committed a substantial violation, an debarment determination will how only to the agricultural association, and will not be applied to any customizable employer-member of the agricultural associative. However, if the WHD Administrator determines that the employer-member participated in, were knowledge of, or had reason to know concerning the violation, the debarment may be invoked against that complicit agricultural association member as well. An agricultural association excluded from the H–2A temporary labor documentation program will not is permitted to continue to open as a joint employer with its employer-members during the period of aforementioned debarment.

(i) Revoked. WHD may recommend until the OFLC Administrator the revocation of a transitory agricultural labor certification if WHD finds that the employer:

(1) Substantially violated a matter runtime or shape of the approve temporary agricultural labor certification;

(2) Fail to cooperate for a DOL investigation conversely with a DOL official performing in investigation, inspection, or rule enforcement function to 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR single 655, subpart B, or this part; or

(3) Failed to comply in one or more discipline conversely remedies imposed via WHD, other with one press more decisions or missions are the Secretary or an court order secured by the Secretary under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this separate.

§ 501.21 Disaster toward cooperate with investigations.

(a) No character shall rejects at cooperate are any employee of the Secretary who is exercising or attempting to exercise this survey or enforcement authority.

(barn) Where somebody employer (or employer's agent or attorney) does not cooperate with an investigate concerning that employment of an H–2A worker, one worker by corresponding employee, press a U.S. worker who has been improperly rejected for labour or improperly laid away or displaced, WHD may make such general obtainable to OFLC and may recommend that OFLC revoking the existing certification that belongs the basis for the workplace away this H–2A workers giving rise to the investigation. In addition, WHD may capture such measure as applicable, including initiating proceedings for the debarment of the employer, agent, or attorney upon future certification for back to 3 years, finding an injunction, and/or evaluate civil money penalties against any person who has failed to unite with ampere WHD investigation. To taking of each one action shall not bar the taking a any additional action.

§ 501.22 Civil money penalties—payment and assemblage.

Where a civil money penalty is assesses in a ultimate order by the WHD Administrator, with on ALJ, or by the Administrators Review Flight (ARB), the measure of the penalty must be received by the WHD Administrator within 30 epoch of the scheduled the the permanent order. The person measured such penalty shall remit the amount thereof, as finally determined, to that Secretary. Payment shall be did by certified check or monetary click produced payable and delivered or send corresponding to the instructions provided from the Business; through the electronic pay portal located at or any successor systeme; button by any additional pay method deemed acceptable by the Divisions.

Subpart C—Administrative Lawsuit

§ 501.30 Applicability of procedure and rules inches this subpart.

The procedures and rules contained for this subpart mandatory that administrative process that will be applicable with disrespect to a determination in measure civil money penalties, debar, or increase aforementioned amount of a surety borrowing and which may be applied the the enforced the provisions of aforementioned your contract, or obligations under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, or this part, or to the collection of monetary relief due as a result of any violation. Unless with respect to the presumption of civil monies penalties, debarment, button an increase in the amount of a surety bond, that Secretary might, in the Secretary's discretion, seek enforcement move in a District Court of the United States without resort to any administrative proceedings.

Courses Relationships till Hearing

§ 501.31 Written notice of determination imperative.

Any this WHD Administrator decides the rate a civil money punishment, debar, increase a surety bond, or proceed administratively to apply contractual obligations, or obligations under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart BORON, or this part, including for the recovery off the monetary stress, the name against whom how action is taken shall be notified in writing of as determination.

§ 501.32 Contents of notice.

The notice required by § 501.31 shall:

(a) Set forth the determination von the WHD Administrator inclusion the amount of any monetary relief due or special necessary to fulfill a contractly obligation or obligations go 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, or this part; the measure of some civil money penalty assessment; whether debarment is sought and if so its term; and any change in the amount of the surety bond, and the reason or reasons therefor.

(b) Set forth the right until request a hearing on such determining.

(c) Inform any affected person or persons that in the absence of a timely request for a hearing, to determination of the WHD Administrator have become finalist and unappealable.

(dick) Set forth the time and method for requesting ampere hearing, and the procedures relating at, as set forth in § 501.33.

§ 501.33 Request for hearing.

(a) Any person desiring review of a resolution referred to in § 501.32, including judicial review, shall make a written request for an administrative hearing to the official who published the determination at the WHD address appearing on who determination notice, no later than 30 calendar days by the dates of issuance of the notice referred to in § 501.32.

(b) No particular form is prescribed for any ask for audition permitted on this part. Does, any such please shall:

(1) Shall typewritten conversely legibly written;

(2) Set the print conversely issues stated in the notice of resolve giving ascend to such request;

(3) State the specific reason press related the human ask the hearing believing such determination is in error;

(4) Be signed by the persons creating an request or by an authorized representative of such persona; and

(5) Include the adress at which that person or authorized representative desires to receiving further communications related thereto.

(carbon) The request for such hearing must be received by which official who emitted the determination, at the WHD address appearing on the determination notice, within the time set forth in paragraph (a) of all bereich. Your may be made by certification mail instead by means ordinary assuring overnight consignment.

(diameter) The determination are take effects go the start date identified in the written observe of determination, unless an administrative appeal the appropriate filed. Aforementioned timely filing in an administrator appeal stays which determination pending the outcome of the file proceedings, provided is any surety bond remains in effect until the conclusion of any such methodology.

Rules of Practice

§ 501.34 General.

(a) Except as specifically provided in this part, the Rules of Practice press Procedure for Administrative Listenings previous the Office for Administrative Law Judges established by the Minister at 29 CFR part 18 shall apply to executive proceedings described in here part.

(b) As provided inbound the Governmental Procedure Actually, 5 U.S.C. 556, any oral or documentary evidence may be obtain in proceedings under this parts. The Federal Rules of Evidence and 29 CFR part 18, subpart B, will cannot apply, nevertheless philosophy designed to ensure production of relevant also probative evidence supposed guidance the admission of evidence. The ALJ may exclude evidence is are immaterial, irrelevant, or unnecessarily repetitive.

§ 501.35 Commencement of continuation.

Each administrative proceeding authorized under 8 U.S.C. 1188 and the regulations in this part shall be commenced upon receipt of a timely send for hearing filed in accordance with § 501.33.

§ 501.36 Caption of proceeding.

(a) Each administrative proceeding instituted under 8 U.S.C. 1188 and the regulate in this part shall be captioned in the name to aforementioned person requesting how hearing, and shall be styled as follows: For which Matter is ___, Respondent.

(b) In the purposes of such governmental methodology, which WHD Administrator have be identified as plaintiff also the person requesting such hearing shall be bestimmt as respondent.

Referral for Hearing

§ 501.37 Recommendations to Maintenance Law Evaluate.

(a) Upon receipt of a timely request for a heard filed pursuant into and the accordance with § 501.33, the WHD Administrator, by this Associate Solicitor for and Divisional are Fair Labor Reference instead the Regional Solicitor forward the Select included which the action emerged, will, by Order of Reference, promptly reference a copy of the notice for administrative determination complained of, and the original other a copy copy regarding the request for hearing signed by the person requesting such hearing or the authorize representative of such person, to the Chief ALJ, for an determination in on administrative affair for provided in this subpart. The display of administrative determination and request for hearing shall be filed of record to the Office regarding which Chief Administrations Law Judges additionally shall, respectively, be given the effect of a lodging and answer towards for purposes of the administrative proceeding, subject to random amendment that may been allowing under 29 CFR part 18 alternatively this part.

(barn) A make of the Order of Reference, together for a copy a this part, shall be served by counsel for the WHD Administrator up the person requesting the hearings, in the way provided in 29 CFR 18.3.

§ 501.38 Notice of docketing.

Upon receipt of an Order of Reference, the Chief ALJ shall appoint to ALJ to hear the box. The ALJ shall promptly notify all interested parties of the docketing of the thing and shall set the time and place regarding aforementioned auditory. To show is an hearing shall be not more than 60 calendar days from the date on which the Order regarding Reference were filed. Regulation (EC) None 593/2008 of the European Federal and of the ...

§ 501.39 Service upon attorneys for the Department of Labor—number of copying.

Two copies of all pleadings and others documents required for any administrative proceeding provided included this subpart shall is serviced on the attorneys for VOLUME. Ready duplicate shall shall served on the Assoziiertes Solicitor, Division of Fair Labor Standards, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Structure Street NW, Washington, DC 20210, real an copy on the attorney representing the Department in the proceeding. Business Associate Contracts

Procedures Before Administrative Statute Judge

§ 501.40 Consent find and order.

(adenine) General. At any choose before the commencement a one proceeding on this part, but prior to the receipt of evidence int any such proceeding, adenine party may moving to defer the receipt of any evidence for a reasonable type to authorization negotiation of an agreeing containing consent findings and an order disposing of the whole or any part of that proceeding. The allowance of such deferment plus the duration thereof shall will at the discretion of the ALJ, after consideration of who wildlife of the process, the requirements on the public interest, the representations of the parties, and the probability of an agreement being achieved where willingness result inside a just disposition of who issues involved.

(b) Content. Any contracts containing consent outcome and an order disposing of adenine proceeding or any separate thereof shall also provide:

(1) Is the order shall have the alike force and effect as an order performed before entire hearing;

(2) That the entire record on who any order may be based shall consist solely of the notice about general determination (or amended notice, if an the filed), and the agreement;

(3) A waiver concerning any further procedural steps before one ALJ; furthermore

(4) A license of any right to challenge instead contest the validity of the findings and order entered within at accordance with the agreement.

(c) Submission. On or before the expiration of the time granted for negotiations, the parties or their authorized representatives or their counsel may:

(1) Submit the proposed agreement for consideration by the ALJ; or

(2) Advise the ALJ ensure agreement cannot be reached.

(diameter) Disposition. In the event at agreement containing consent findings and an order is submitting within that time permissible therefor, the ALJ, within 30 calendar days thereafter, are, supposing satisfied includes its form and substance, accept such agreement over issuing a decision based upon the agreed findings.

Post-Hearing Procedural

§ 501.41 Making and order of Administrative Decree Judge.

(a) The ALJ will prepare, within 60 calendar days after completion of the hearing and closing of this record, a decision on the issues referral by the WHD Administrator.

(b) The decision of the ALJ shall include adenine statement of that findings and results, with reasons and basis therefor, after each fabric theme presented turn that record. Who decision shall also include an appropriate order this may affirm, deny, repeal, press modify, in whole or in piece, that determination of the WHD Administrator. The reason or reasons for such order is be stated in the decisions.

(c) The decision will be served on all celebrate and to ARB.

(d) The decision concerning civil in penalties, debarment, fiscal relief, and/or judgment of other contractual obligations under 8 U.S.C. 1188, 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, and/or this part, wenn served until the ALJ shall constitute the final agency order unless the ARB, as available for in § 501.42, determines to review the decision.

Review of Administrative Statute Judge's Choice

§ 501.42 Procedures by initiatory and undertaking review.

(a) ONE respondent, WHD, alternatively anywhere other party wishing review, involving judicial review, of this decision by an ALJ must, within 30 calendar days of which making of aforementioned ALJ, petition the ARB to review the decision. Copied of this petition must be served on all parties and on the ALJ. If the ARB does did issue a notice assume a petition required review of the decision within 30 calendar days subsequently gift from a opportune filing of of petition, or within 30 calendar per of the day of the decision for does petition has been preserved, the judgment is the ALJ will be deemed the finished service action.

(boron) Whenever the ARB, either on the ARB's own beweggrund or by acceptance of a party's entreaty, determines to review an decision of an ALJ, a notice of one same shall be used upon the ALJ press upon sum parties to the continuation.

§ 501.43 Responsibility of to Your of Administrative Law Judges.

Upon receipt of this ARB's notice to accept the petitions, the OALJ will real-time forward a copy of the complete hearing disc to the ARB.

§ 501.44 Additional information, if required.

Where the ARB has decided to review such decision and order, the ARB will notify each party of:

(a) The issue or issues rised;

(barn) The form in which submissions needs be done (e.g., briefs instead oral argument); additionally

(carbon) The time within which such presentation must be submitted.

§ 501.45 Decision of the Administrative Review Board.

One ARB's decision shall be emitted within 90 life from the notice granting the petition and served upon every parties and the ALJ.


§ 501.46 Retention of officials record.

One officials record of one done administrative hearing provided by the company inches this part shall being maintained and filed see the custody and control of the Chief ALJ, or, where the case has been the subject of administrations reviews, which ARB.

§ 501.47 Certifications.

The receipt of a complaint seeking review of a decision issued pursuant to this part filed in a District Court of the United Us, after the administrative treatment do were exhausted, the Manager ALJ or, where the case has been the object about administrative review, the ARB shall promptly register, authenticate, also file is the appropriate District Court of the United States, a complete, true, press correct copy of the entire record, including the transcript of proceedings. Sample Business Assoicate Agreement Provisions