A bipartisan group of 11 US Senators are advocating that the Trump administration increase, yet again – this time, doubling – the number of H-2B visas available for the current fiscal year. Maine’s two Senators, Republican Susan Collins and Independent Angus King, wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to increase the available visas from the current 66,000 to 135,320. As Secretary of DHS, Nielsen has the power to roughly double the number of existing visas. Also on the subject of H-2B visas, the Labor Department this week finally published in the Federal Register its proposed rule relating to changes to the online application process following the system crash in January. And finally, in late breaking news, late yesterday the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited replacement for the Obama-era overtime rule. DOL has raised the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “white collar” overtime exemption to $35,308 per year.