How This Impacts Mobility
The hiring of foreign nationals in the U.S. forms one of the many bedrocks to workforce mobility. The new DOL rule would severely restrict companies’ ability to hire high-skilled foreign talent by imposing additional criteria and raising the wage of H-1B applicants, putting companies in a difficult position as they may be required to pay foreign national workers more than their U.S. workers in order to fill key positions. The new USCIS rule would further negatively impact U.S. businesses working to hire needed foreign talent, and the workforce mobility industry professionals who facilitate and support the hiring and moving of such talent. Worldwide ERC® will continue to provide updates to this issue, and should any member have questions, please reach out to our Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy Rebecca Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org.