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Tag: prevailing wages

  • USCIS Guidance on Analyzing Employers’ Ability to Pay Wages

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy guidance regarding how it analyzes an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for immigrant petitions in certain first, second, and third preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications. This guidance is effective immediately. Employers seeking to classify prospective or current employees under the first, second, and […]
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  • DOL Issued a Revised Wage Rule Restructuring the Prevailing Wage System

    On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule, Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, changing how wage levels are computed under the DOL’s four-tier wage structure. The January 14, 2021 rule is a revised version of a similar DOL rule, […]
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  • New rules from DHS & DOL to Significantly Impact the H-1B Visa Program

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have released new rules that will result in significant changes to the H-1B specialty occupation program, making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire H-1B visas and work permits. DHS’s new rule will impede on employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers by restricting the definition […]
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  • Determining a Prevailing Wage for PERM

    Once a job description and requirements have been hammered down, the next step in the PERM process is to obtain a prevailing wage determination from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the hiring of a foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of […]
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