H-1B visa: US withdraws proposal to change selection criteria
H-1B Wage-Based Rule. USCIS published a final rule in the Federal Register withdrawing a prior final rule published on January 8, 2021, which was to become effective on December 31, 2021, and would have created a wage-based selection process for H-1B registrations. H1B employers are, by law, required to submit key job information to the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) as part of the Labor Condition Application (LCA). H1B employers must submit job information, including wage levels, to comply with anti-money laundering and know your customer regulations. The prevailing wage for H1B visas is based on the average wage for specific job types in a given area. Different wage levels correspond to different levels of seniority and responsibilities. Compliance with prevailing wage levels helps protect the U.S. job market and economy while ensuring fair treatment for H1B workers.