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On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to publish a new, interim final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants whose applications are based on labor certification.  The new rule will be effective immediately.    Before employing an H-1B temporary worker, an employer must file and […]

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is in the process of reviewing a draft regulation submitted by the Department of Labor (DOL) that is expected to revise wage level methodologies and requirements for the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and PERM labor certification application programs. The PERM labor certification application is the first step in the three-step […]

Since his inauguration, President Trump has focused on a series of initiatives, many of them aimed at various components of U.S. immigration enforcement. Most recently, the administration has issued guidance to address perceived abuses in the H-1B visa program. Additionally, H-4 work permits have come under fire, and other issues […]