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On January 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants.    The DOL had previously published the same rule as an interim final rule with an immediate effective date in October of last year. The rule was challenged in […]

On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a final rule prioritizing allocation of H-1B visas according to the wage level of the offered position.  The stated goal of the regulation is to fulfill President Trump’s order for DHS to take action to ensure that H-1B visas are allocated […]

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a decision setting aside the recently promulgated U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) prevailing wage rule that went into effect on October 8 without notice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule redefining “specialty occupation” for purposes of qualifying under the U.S. […]

On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would prioritize allocation of H-1B visas under the next Fiscal Year H-1B Quota based on the wage level of the offered position. The stated goal of the regulation is to fulfill President Trump’s order for DHS to take action to […]