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Breakthrough Reached Between Business, Labor on Guest-Worker Program

State and federal employment laws would cover visa recipients to the same extent that U.S. workers are covered.

Employers are required to pay for all fees under the program and would not be permitted to transfer any fees to workers. The visa program would begin April 1, 2015, but the Secretary of Homeland Security could extend the start date by 6 months.

David Harrison contributed to this report.

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