On January 20, 2021, a U.S. district court issued a modified
order governing the manner and schedule in which the Department of
Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will
reissue certain prevailing wage determinations (PWDs) that were
issued from October 8, 2020, through December 4, 2020, under the
wage methodology for a related DOL interim rule issued in October,
and at the request of employers under the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3
temporary programs and PERM labor certification program.
OFLC said DOL is taking necessary steps to comply with the
modified order issued by the district court. Accordingly, OFLC will
reissue certain PWDs issued under the interim final rule in two
phases: high priority (within 15 days of receiving the requested
list of named plaintiffs from plaintiffs' counsel) and
emergency situations (by March 2, 2021).
Employers that have already submitted a request in response to a
December 3, 2020, announcement posted by OFLC have been issued a
PWD and do not need to resubmit a second request for reissuance or
take other additional action, OFLC said.
Details: OFLC announcement, Jan. 22, 2021,
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