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Wages for H-1B Jobs Revised Again Under New DOL Final Rule (2)

Jan. 12, 2021, 4:44 PM; Updated: Jan. 12, 2021, 7:14 PM

The U.S. Labor Department has released, for the second time, new wage requirements for H-1B specialty occupation visa holders and employment-based green card applicants.

The final rule, unveiled Tuesday, will once again change prevailing wage rates for H-1B and other visa categories, but the department chose to do so through a phased-in approach after receiving public comments in response to the prevailing wage interim final rule it issued in October 2020.

The interim final rule took effect Oct. 9, when it was published in the Federal Register. After its release, several lawsuits were filed in federal courts in...

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