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On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule titled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States”. This rule was the Trump Administration’s response to the federal court having set aside the October 8, 2020 interim final rule of the same […]

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 […]

The head of the U.S. Department of Labor signaled Tuesday that the agency will be taking a tough stance on visa abuse and hinted at an increased utilization of criminal referrals, while the department noted that updates may be on the horizon for an application used for H-1B visas. Labor […]