A Fair Day’s Wages: Alternative Wage Surveys for PERMs and H-1Bs

A Fair Day’s Wages: Alternative Wage Surveys for PERMs and H-1Bs

A Fair Day’s Wages: Alternative Wage Surveys for PERMs and H-1Bs (CLE Recording)
Live Event Date: 02/09/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

In 2021, immigration attorneys were able to avoid the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) revised prevailing wage data. In the summer of 2022, however, practitioners observed a marked increase in the annual DOL Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage updates. In light of increased wage requirements and a struggling economy, what can employers do to secure H-1Bs and green cards without breaking the bank? During this intermediate seminar, expert panelists will discuss the option of using alternative wage surveys in both H-1B and PERM contexts.

Featured Topics:

  • Differing DOL rules on alternative surveys for H-1B and PERM
  • “CBAs and DBA and SCA, oh my!”: Collective bargaining agreements, Davis-Bacon Act, McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, and more
  • Considerations when choosing to use an alternative survey vs. OES
  • Maximizing the chances of acceptance for an alternative wage survey

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Kevin Lashus (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Austin, TX

Kevin Lashus is a Partner of the Austin office of FisherBroyles LLP. He is also Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Lashus has represented management in employment verification compliance investigations, administrative employer sanctions cases, in-bound business immigration, USCIS fraud investigations and other workplace law matters since 2007.

Susanne C. Heubel, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, New York, NY

Susanne C. Heubel is Senior Counsel with Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP. She is a member of the AILA National DOL Committee, and has served as Co-Chair and member of the AILA New York City Chapter DOL and Corporate Practice Committees. Ms. Heubel received her JD from the University of Wuerzburg in Bavaria, Germany (1996) and her Master of Law degree in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University School of Law in New York City (2000).

Josiah Curtis, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Boston, MA

Josiah is a Partner in the Boston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP where he provides strategic guidance to employers on all facets of the complex US business immigration process.

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