H2A Employer Requirements
CIERTO Guides You Through H2A Rules and Regulations
CIERTO provides a full range of services to help growers navigate complex H2A employer requirements. Our team of experts stands ready to assist at every step of the way – from consulting to turn-key implementation of our recruitment model.
Our ultimate goal is a workforce of experienced, reliable seasonal employees, motivated to come back to your farm year after year.
Navigating H2A Rules and Regulations
Being successful in the H2A program means working your way through multiple governmental agencies. From the US Department of Labor (DOL) and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to Consulate visits at the border and more. If you’ve tried to hire seasonal workers before, you know how tough it can be to cut through federal red tape. Constantly changing rH2A rules and egulations also drain your time and your energy.
CIERTO will take charge of submitting paperwork on your behalf and deal with the federal government. We have strong working relationships with many of these agencies. In addition we can help you understand and meet your H2A employer requirements. Finally, we manage travel, housing, and catering arrangements for guest workers to help make sure you’re meeting within the law.
H-2A Employer Requirements in Brief
To qualify for the H2A program, your farm must:
- Offer a temporary or seasonal job.
- Demonstrate that not enough U.S. workers are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work.
- Show that employing H-2A workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
- Submit a single, valid, temporary labor certification from the DOL with the H2A petition.
CIERTO manages these details for you, preparing documents and contracts for your signature, submitting and overseeing visa petitions, communicating with your state’s workforce agency, and with pertinent US federal government agencies.
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