New AEWR wages go in to effect January 1 for H-2A Employers

As we recently published, the Department of Labor has published the final Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for 2023 today. The new wages will take effect on January 1, 2023. There are no changes for the wages we put out in our last post. For the Southeast users of the H-2A program will have to pay $13.67 in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. North Carolina and Virginia H-2A employers will have to pay $14.91 and employers in Florida will have a new wage of $14.33. The national average for the AEWR is $16.62.

If you employ H-2A workers and will be working past the first of the year, make sure you’re making arrangements to change these wages on January 1.