Newsletter - August 2011

Newsletter - August 2011
August 17, 2011

Newsletter - August 2011

What’s Going on with Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Determinations?
DOL’s National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) is currently not issuing Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs) for PERM Labor Certification cases, nor are they reviewing requests for reconsideration of previous prevailing wage determinations. It appears PWDs stopped in early June.(more)

Visa Bulletin Priority Date Continues to Advance in Critical Categories
As reported by ILG in March 2011, progress in priority date cut-off would come for EB-2 India and China born applicants. Since that report, EB-2 cut-off date for India-born applicants advanced nearly 1 year (from the April Visa Bulletin to the August VB). During that same period, EB-2 China moved nearly 9 months. (more)

A Maryland School System Agrees to Pay $4.2 Million for Violations of H-1B Program
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has obtained an agreement for Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools system to pay $4.2M to 1,044 workers to resolve violations of the H-1B program. DOL investigators found that PGCPS illegally reduced the wages of the H-1B workers by requiring them to pay USCIS filing fees, which effectively reduced their pay below the required H-1B wage. (more)

Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of August 12, 2011
As of August 12, 2011, USCIS has received the following number of H-1Bs that count against the annual H-1B cap: (more)

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