Reports have surfaced that some U.S. consulates are denying H-1B visa applications on the ground that the certified Labor Condition Application referenced the incorrect wage level for the position. This can mean significant staffing issues for employers expecting workers on H-1B visas.

In about a month, beneficiaries of FY 2014 H-1B petitions will be able

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor have issued a joint interim final rule that establishes a new methodology for calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B low-skilled, nonagricultural guestworker program. This is in response to a March 21 district court decision, in Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas v. Solis, vacating

AUTHOR : Melina V. Villalobos

The Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage provisions may apply to J-1 Exchange visitors regardless of their immigration status, a federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida has held. Chaturong Jatupornchaisri v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63633 (M.D. Fla. May 7, 2012). The FLSA

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has issued a final rule delaying the effective date of a new H-2B wage calculation regulation.

Throughout 2011, the DOL and the Small Business Association (among other interested groups) have been at odds over the proposed change to the way prevailing wages are calculated for H-2B workers.