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End Clients should file H1B LCA – Cancelled by DOL [Jan 2021]

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

On Jan 15th, 2021, US Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance that H1B LCAs have to be filed by end clients. It also modified the salaries, benefits requirements that have to be followed by end clients to be compliant. It was later withdrawn by DOL on Jan 20th, 2021 after Biden administration took office. This article covers all the details …

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H1B Wage Levels Changes Final Rule by DOL – New Revisions

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US Department of Labor(DOL) published H1B, PERM Wage Levels Changes regulation as interim final rule on October 8th, 2020 and later it was cancelled by courts as they did not follow proper notice and comment period. DOL had to revert back the FLCDataCenter published wage levels and do many other things to comply with court order. On Jan 12th, 2020, …

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DOL Cancels H1B, PERM Wage Levels Change Rule, Guidance

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 11 Comments

US Department of Labor (DOL) made an announcement late yesterday, Dec 3rd, 2020, stating that they are cancelling the H1B Wage Levels increase Interim Final Rule that was published by them on Oct 8, 2020. They are doing this to comply as per the recent Court Orders, where they lost the case. They gave guidance on how they plan to …

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Court Cancels H1B Rules – Wage Levels Change, 1 Year Approval

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 10 Comments

US District Court in Northern District of California issued an order today (Dec 1st, 2020) that set aside two recent H1B regulations that were issued by US Dept of Labor (DOL) and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this article we will review the background, summary of the judgment, arguments points reviewed by court, what was the court ruling …

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H1B Lottery to be based on Wage Levels, Impacts 163K H1B filings

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DHS announced a new H1B rule today that will change the way H1B registration lottery is conducted. DHS plans to change the H1B lottery selection based on the prevailing wage that employer plans to offer for that position.  DHS is seeking public comments as part of the regulatory process. This rule is not final yet, but in the process.    …

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17 Organizations file new Lawsuit on H1B Wage Levels Increase

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Late yesterday evening, 17 organizations, which consist of group of Universities, non-profits, and businesses filed a lawsuit against US Dept of Labor regarding the recent rule on increase in the H1B, PERM Wage Levels & changes. This is the second lawsuit, the first one was filed by ITServe. In this article, we will review the lawsuit summary and key argument …