September 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 270

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September 27, 2021

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Prevailing Wage Rule Delayed 60 Days

According to a draft scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on February 1, 2021, the Biden administration plans to delay the effective date of the Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States rule (Prevailing Wage Rule) for 60 days while the Department of Labor (DOL) conducts a new comment period and reviews “any questions of fact, law or policy the rule may raise.”

In the final days of the Trump administration, DOL published a rule designed to raise minimum wages for high-skilled workers. With a March 15, 2021, effective date, that rule would start to affect H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 work visa cases, as well as PERM filings in July 2021. Among other things, Level I and Level II wages moved up a step, making it more difficult to hire entry-level employees.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 28
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Maggie Murphy Attorney, Immigration, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
Office Managing Principal

Maggie Murphy is the Office Managing Principal in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She concentrates her practice on advanced U.S. immigration and nationality law and global business immigration matters, assisting employers with immigration challenges facing international workforces.

Ms. Murphy has extensive experience in all areas of U.S. immigration law, but she primarily focuses her current practice on employment-based immigration for corporate clients and outstanding professors/researchers, as well as...

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