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WASHINGTON – As summer tourist season heats up, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is calling on Wyoming business owners to comment on new proposed regulations for the H-2B temporary worker program.

“The H-2B visa program is important to Wyoming tourism and hospitality.  Countless businesses around the state rely on the program for the manpower they need to keep their businesses up and running smoothly during the busy summer months,” Enzi said.  “I encourage anyone interested in the H-2B program to carefully examine the Department of Labor’s proposed changes and comment on them.”

Today, the Department of Labor published a number of changes to the current program and asked for the public to make comments during a 45-day open comment period.  Included in the proposed regulations is the implementation of an employer-based self-certifying process to qualify for hiring H2-B workers, as well as the transitioning of wage determination from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services to the Department of Labor.

To view the proposed regulations and make a comment, log on to www.regulations.gov, type in “H-2B” in the open field under “Comment or Submission,” and click “Go.”  The 45-day comment window closes on July 6.

*To view and comment on the Department of Labor's proposed regulations, click here*