Tag: H-1B Visa

CUPA-HR Files Comments on Behalf of Higher Education to Inform DOL RFI on Prevailing Wage Levels for Foreign Workers

June 3, 2021 9:58 am

On June 1, CUPA-HR, joined by five other higher education associations, submitted comments in response to the Department of Labor’s Request for Information (RFI) about data and methods for determining prevailing wage levels for temporary and permanent immigrant and non-immigrant employees, including employees on H1-B visas. The DOL’s RFI was issued shortly before the agency... View Article

DOL Further Extends Delay of Final Rule Altering Prevailing Wage Levels

May 12, 2021 1:31 pm

On May 13, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) will issue a final rule delaying the effective date of the January 2021 final rule entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States” (Prevailing Wage Rule) from May 14, 2021, to November 14, 2022. The final rule also delays... View Article

DOL Delays Effective Date of Final Rule Altering Prevailing Wage Levels

March 15, 2021 8:00 am

UPDATE: On March 22, DOL issued a proposal to further delay the effective date of the rule by 18 months or until November 14, 2022, along with corresponding proposed delays to the rule’s transition dates. DOL has provided a 30-day comment period on the proposal and announced its intention to issue a Request for Information... View Article

DOL Announces Final Rule Raising Prevailing Wage Minimums for H-1B Visas

January 13, 2021 10:11 am

On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that will raise government prevailing wage minimums for foreign professional workers under the H-1B and other visa programs. The rule revises a previously released Interim Final Rule (IFR) that took effect on October 8, 2020, but was subsequently struck down by... View Article

CUPA-HR, Other Associations Ask DOL to Rescind Flawed Rule on Prevailing Wage Minimums for H-1B Visas

November 9, 2020 8:27 am

On November 9, CUPA-HR and 18 other associations submitted comments regarding the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.” DOL’s IFR was unveiled on October 8 and went into effect immediately — preventing the regulated community, including... View Article

Three Benefits of Using CUPA-HR’s DataOnDemand for H-1B Prevailing Wage Determination for New and Furloughed Employees

June 22, 2020 10:47 am

Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when we published it in June 2018. In this update, we emphasize the importance of H-1B visa compliance during the pandemic, especially if visa holders are furloughed along with other employees. As higher education institutions consider changes in their workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they... View Article

U.S. Immigration Considerations for Colleges and Universities During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 7, 2020 12:48 pm

This blog was contributed by Aaron Blumberg and Patrick Shen of Fragomen Government Strategies and Compliance Group. The COVID-19 public health crisis has compelled the United States and many countries to implement travel restrictions and quarantines. This raises severe immigration-related operational and regulatory compliance concerns, especially for colleges and universities who have highly diverse international... View Article

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Change H-1B Visa Rules

April 19, 2017 1:40 pm

On April 18, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled Buy American and Hire American which instructs federal agencies through the use of federal financial assistance awards and federal procurements to “maximize” the use of American goods and products (buy American) and to “rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the U.S.”... View Article