H-1B visa: Rule to boost mandatory wages delayed and under review

The administration of President Joe Biden this week gave notice that it plans to delay a controversial rule to raise mandatory minimum pay for foreign workers on the H-1B visa.

The rule is a carry-over from the administration of former President Donald Trump, which proposed revisions to proposed mandatory salaries after losing a court battle to organizations including the Bay Area Council over an initial version. If ultimately imposed, workers on the H-1B at the lowest wage level would have to receive at least the 35th percentile of the prevailing wage for their job type and location, compared to the 45th percentile in the initial version. Workers at the highest wage

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