Farm labor advocates argue that the AEWR is necessary to protect U.
The 2010 rule reversed changes made by the 2008 rule to the methodology for calculating the AEWR.
Under the bill, the AEWR would be defined as 115% of the greater of the applicable state or federal minimum wage.
115) The AEWR is set by DOL for each state or region, based upon data gathered by the Department of Agriculture in its quarterly Farm Labor Survey.
52) The Secretary is responsible for setting the AEWR
, that is the minimum wage that the DOL determines is necessary to ensure that the wages of similarly situated domestic workers will not be harmed by the presence of the foreign workers.
has also categorically rejected the idea of awarding loans for early harvesting which it considers to be a costly and uncontrollable stopgap measure.
The overall response rate for the 2003 AEWR
, which is the product of the response rate for a screener questionnaire and the response rate for the AEWR
interview, is 52.
is an hourly wage rate set by DOL for each state or region, based upon data gathered by the Department of Agriculture in quarterly wage surveys.
Unlike H-2A employers, they are not subject to the AEWR
and do not have to provide housing, transportation, (46) and other benefits required under the H-2A program.
As explained above, they must pay their workers the highest of the minimum wage, the prevailing wage rate, or the AEWR