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On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an updated final rule designed to increase prevailing wages required for certain visa processes. The updated rule, entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States,” is the DOL’s second attempt in recent months to revise how the existing four-tiered wage structure of the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage survey is calculated for purposes of determining… Continue Reading Rulingmaking Redux: DOL Issues Updated Final Rule Adjusting Wage- Level Calculations for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Visa and PERM Cases