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BALCA Holds that COVID-19 Staffing Shortages do not Meet Definition of Temporary in H-2B Program

Pandemic can’t Justify Temporary Foreign Hires

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BALCA confirmed in Matter of Tofte General Store, Inc. 
That staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not meet the H-2B program’s definition of temporary as there is not a set deadline for the COVID-19 pandemic to end.
As a reminder,
The H-2B program may be used for temporary labor needs with a definite end date in the future.