DOL Cancels H1B, PERM Wage Levels Change Rule, Guidance

DOL Wage Levels Rule Cancelled by Court Order Info

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 …

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

Court Ruling on H1B Wage Levels and Other changes by DHS and DOL

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, …

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

H1B Lottery based on Wage Levels Rule Information

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, …

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17 Organizations file new Lawsuit on H1B Wage Levels Increase

Lawsuit filed by 17 Organizations H1B Wage levels

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 …

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H1B Wage Levels Increase Lawsuit by ITServe – DOL Lost, Rule Canceled [Dec 2020]

Lawsuit against H1B wage levels changes

As many of you know, the H1B Prevailing Wage levels were dramatically increased for H1B workers in recent wage protections regulation that was published in federal register.  There was a lawsuit filed today on the new regulation. In this article we will discuss the background on why and details of the lawsuit that we have …

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H1B, I-140, L1 Premium Processing Fee $2500, Effective Oct 19th

H1B L1 and I140 Premium Processing Fee going up

As many of you know, USCIS provides Premium Processing for faster processing of I-129 petitions and get a decision in 15 days. The current fee for it is $1,440 and it is increasing to $2,500 from October 19th, 2020. In this article, we will cover the background, why going up, who all it affects and …

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H1B, PERM Wage Levels – Court Cancels, New Levels by DOL

New H1B PERM Wage levels from 2020 Rule

As some of you know, recently H1B, PERM wage levels rule that was submitted to OMB and later withdrawn. It was published as an interim final rule to Federal register on Oct 8th, 2020 and effective now. We will review the background, current wage levels, new wage levels, and impact in this article. Update : …

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USCIS Cancels Strengthen H1B Program Rules as per Court Order[Dec 2020]

New H1B Rules - Definition Change - One year Approvals others Info

As some of you know DHS submitted Strengthen H1B Visa Program Rule as interim final stage rule for OMB to review. On October 8th, 2020 DHS published the rule in Federal Register. There were quite a few new changes that are part of the new interim final rule that is published by DHS. Update : …

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Changes to H1B, PERM Wage Levels – Rule Withdrawn [Oct 2020]

US Dept of Labor New Rule for Wage Levels H1B

US Department of Labor submitted a new regulation that is aimed at changing the H1B and PERM Wage Levels. It was submitted on, September 16th to OMB for review. Ultimately, it was withdrawn on Sep 30th. Below article covers all the details of the same in this article. Latest Update : Rule Withdrawn by US …

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DHS submits Strengthen H1B Visa Rule to OMB as Interim Final Rule

Strengthen H1B Visa Program by DHS Updates

The long awaited DHS regulation that has been on Spring 2020 Regulatory agenda under H1B category was submitted to OMB for review today under “Interim Final Rule” stage.  Many of you may wonder, what does this “interim final rule” stage mean and what impact it can have on H1B program, including option for lawsuit in …

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