Farmers have long sought a new or revised guest worker program that would eliminate requirements to try to recruit U.S.-born workers, provide housing, and pay the super minimum AEWR
Unlike H-2A employers, they are not subject to the AEWR. Traditionally, H-2B employers have been subject to many fewer worker benefit requirements than H-2A employers, but DOL regulations published in February 2012 added new requirements to the H-2B labor certification process.
As described above, under the H2A program, employers must pay their workers the highest of the federal or applicable state minimum wage, the prevailing wage rate, the adverse effect wage rate (AEWR), or the agreedupon collective bargaining wage.
(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.
Rooting to have the current budget maintained, the AEWR
has asked that restructuring programmes include measures to strengthen the sudsidiarity principle and that any financial backing given by the EU be largely devoted to regional adjustment schemes.
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 52.1 percent.
The super minimum AEWR
wage would be replaced with a requirement to pay at least the federal or state minimum or prevailing wage.
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.
More information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, the PFI and AEWR
surveys, the data collection instruments, and data collection and data processing procedures is contained in Volume I.
1792, H-2A employers would no longer be subject to the AEWR
Most notably, the employer must offer the H-2A workers the highest of the federal or applicable state minimum wage, the prevailing wage rate, or the adverse effect wage rate (AEWR
workers the highest of the federal or applicable state minimum wage, the prevailing wage rate, (7) or the adverse effect wage rate (AEWR