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US Department of Labor publishes Request for Information for determining prevailing wages for certain immigrants, non-immigrants

Requests public comments on sources, methods to determine wage rates

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today published a Request for Information soliciting public input on the sources and methods for determining prevailing wage levels for the employment of certain immigrants and non-immigrant workers.

The request by the department’s Employment and Training Administration follows a prior announcement by the department proposing an 18-month delay in the effective date of a final rule changing the computation of prevailing wage levels for certain immigrants and non-immigrant workers. Published in January 2021, the final rule affects employers seeking to employ foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.

The RFI provides the public an opportunity to provide recommendations, data sources and methods and procedures for informing the development of a possible future rule for establishing prevailing wage levels for those temporary and permanent visa programs affected by the delayed final rule.

The Federal Register published the request in its April 2, 2021, editionSubmit comments in response to the request for 60-days from its publication at https://www.regulations.gov/.

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
April 2, 2021
Release Number
21-613-NAT
Contact: Grant Vaught
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