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DOL Finalizes H-1B Wage Rule For Foreign Workers

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding required wages for immigrant workers on H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas on Tuesday.

The DOL updated its wage tier system presented in its October rule after receiving comments from employers concerned that the existing wage methodology undermined the wages and job opportunities of U.S. workers, and that it is in tension with the governing statute.

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“The U.S. Department of Labor is taking these steps to strengthen wage protections, address abuses in visa programs, and protect American workers from being undercut by cheaper foreign labor,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia in the DOL’s release. “These changes help ensure that these important foreign worker programs function as Congress intended, while securing American workers’ opportunities for stable, good-paying jobs. In response to the comments we received, the Department has adjusted the wage levels used in the Interim Final Rule to better reflect market wages and included provisions to smooth the transition to the new wage levels.”

Under the adjusted wage system, the lowest tier would be paid at the 35th percentile of prevailing wage while the highest tier would be paid at the 90th percentile. Both tiers were adjusted downward from the interim rule in October, but up from the original regulations.

There will also be two separate phase-in periods for gradual wage adjustment, the DOL said. The first wage period applies to all new job opportunities and will run from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022; in 2021, “the entry-level wage will increase from roughly the 17th percentile to 90% of the 35th percentile wage, as provided by BLS,” the rule said. The second period — July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2024 — applies only to job opportunities where an employer will fill a job with a foreign worker eligible for extension of their H-1B status or on track to achieve permanent resident status, according to the DOL.

The DOL said the final rule will “improve the accuracy of prevailing wages paid to foreign workers by bringing them in line with the wages paid to similarly employed U.S. workers.”

“This will ensure the Department more effectively protects the job opportunities and wages of American workers by removing the economic incentive to hire foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis in the U.S. over American workers,” the DOL said.

When seeking H-1B, H-1B1 or E-3 visas for workers, U.S. employers must attest that they will pay nonimmigrant workers, during the period of authorized employment, the higher of the prevailing wage or the actual wage paid to other employees with similar experience and qualifications.

Similarly, when an employer seeks to hire an immigrant under an EB-2 or EB-3 classification, the employer “must recruit U.S. workers for the position using a prevailing wage issued by the Department.” They must also attest that they will pay foreign workers the prevailing wage.

The U.S. suspended the foreign work visa program in June through the end of 2020 in response to the high unemployment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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