小留不哭:拜登政府推迟18个月H1B工资新标准

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US proposes 18-mth delay in calculating prevailing wages of H1B visas

The Biden Administration has proposed an 18-month delay in the effective
date of a final rule on calculating the prevailing wages of certain
immigrants and non-immigrant workers, including those on the popular H-1B
visas.

The proposed delay will provide the Department of Labour with sufficient
time to consider the rule's legal and policy issues thoroughly and issue an upcoming Request for Information and gather public comments on the sources
and methods for determining prevailing wage levels, an official release said following the announc-ement on Monday.

This proposed rule follows an initial 60-day delay announced earlier this
month. The department based that action on a January 20, 2021, White House
memo, the media release said.
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https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20210322

News Release

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES PROPOSED 18-MONTH DELAY TO PREVAILING WAGE RULE AFFECTING CERTAIN IMMIGRANTS, NON-IMMIGRANTS
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it has
proposed an 18-month delay in the effective date of a final rule on
calculating prevailing wages of certain immigrants and non-immigrant workers. Published in January 2021, the final rule affects employers seeking to
employ foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain
immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.

The proposed delay will provide the department with sufficient time to
consider the rule’s legal and policy issues thoroughly, and issue an
upcoming Request for Information and gather public comments on the sources
and methods for determining prevailing wage levels.

The proposed delay will also give agency officials sufficient time to
compute and validate prevailing wage data covering specific occupations and geographic areas, complete necessary system modifications and conduct public outreach. This proposed rule follows an initial 60-day delay announced
earlier this month. The department based that action on a Jan. 20, 2021,
White House memo.

The Federal Register published the proposal in its March 22, 2021, edition. Submit comments on the proposed delay for 30-days from its publication at https://www.regulations.gov/.



Agency Employment and Training Administration
Date March 22, 2021
Release Number 21-557-NAT