The Department of Labor has announced that it was “delaying indefinitely” the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule. The DOL said the delay is necessary to comply with legislation that prohibits it from using any funds to implement the rule and to permit time for consideration of public comments in conjunction with an interim final rule published April 24, 2013, 78 FR 24047. The 2011 Wage Rule revised the methodology by which the DOL calculates the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and United States workers recruited in connection with a temporary labor certification for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status. The DOL will announce in the Federal Register a new effective date should it begin implementing the 2011 Wage Rule.