Latest Administration Interim Final Rules announced on October 6, 2020:
1) significantly increase the minimum prevailing wages that H-1B workers must be paid;
2) narrow immigrant candidates who may qualify for an H-1B speciality occupation Visa;
3) scrutinize the placement of H-1B workers at third-party worksites through a new shorter one-year H-1B visa period.
Who will be impacted:
New H-1B applications and extension applications will be affected, as will other specialty occupations such as H-1B1 Singaporean/Chilean and E-3 Australian visas.
These new DOL prevailing wages will apply to Labor Condition Applications (LCAs), associated with H-1Bs, filed after October 8th, 2020, and Prevailing Wage Requests for both H-1B and PERM processes filed on or pending after October 13th, 2020
Who will NOT be impacted: