Department of Labor Rule Expected to Raise Prevailing Wage Minimums Sep21

Department of Labor Rule Expected to Raise Prevailing Wage Minimums

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is reviewing a Department of Labor (DOL) rule that is seeking to make a restructuring to the wage level system to establish prevailing wage minimums in the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 and PERM programs. The regulation is expected to increase the prevailing wage minimum requirements for the H-1B, ...

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DHS Proposes Significant Changes to H-1B Cap Selection Process Oct30

DHS Proposes Significant Changes to H-1B Cap Selection Process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to the Federal Register to amend regulations that govern the process by which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B cap-subject petitions. If this rule is finalized, USCIS would replace the random selection process (the "H-1B lottery") with a proce...

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U.S. District Court Strikes Down H-1B Visa Restrictions Dec02

U.S. District Court Strikes Down H-1B Visa Restrictions

A federal judge threw out two rules by the Trump administration that limited the number of visas that are made available to skilled foreign workers. The Tuesday  from U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, dismisses changes the administration announced in October 2020 to the H-1B visa program, which included salary requirements on f...

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Department of Labor Issues Implementation Guidance After Prevailing Wage Interim Final Rule Blocked Dec11

Department of Labor Issues Implementation Guidance After Prevailing Wage Interim Final Rule Blocked

Last Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White's  dismissed changes the administration announced in October 2020 to the H-1B visa program, which included salary requirements on firms that employed skilled workers from overseas and placed new limits on specialty occupations. As a result, the Department of Labor (DOL) on how the...

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DHS Issues Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Lottery Jan08

DHS Issues Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Lottery

On January 8, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that replaces the H-1B cap lottery system with a system that allocated H-1B visa numbers according to the Department of Labor's Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) four level wage system. The final rule would thereby prioritize foreign nationals whose offered salarie...

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