How This Impacts Mobility
Employers within the workforce mobility industry often rely on H-1B and immigrant visas when hiring high-skilled foreign talent in the U.S. The DOL’s High Skilled wage rule would significantly impact these hires, especially entry-level hires, who are critical to getting the economy back on its feet after the COVID-19 crisis. The delay will ease this burden while allowing the stakeholder community to further advocate for a solution that benefits employers and visa beneficiaries.
While vaccine production and distribution are accelerating in the U.S., safety measures to ensure that the global workforce can move with ease are critical. The State Department’s extension of waivers of in-person visa interviews is a critical step to easing this process for employers while keeping employees safe. Similarly, the USCIS’ consideration to reopen previously denied H-1B petitions is a positive effort towards workforce mobility.
Worldwide ERC® will be tracking these updates as well as staying on top of the American Dream and Promise Act, and will provide relevant and timely updates to all matters related to public policy and workforce mobility.
If you have not yet checked out our newly-released Principles for Public Policy Reform, where we advocate for a public policy infrastructure for workforce mobility that supports work anywhere, that is agile and that is attentive to the needs of workers and the business community alike, we encourage you to do so. Members can share our Principles on social media and learn more about our public policy initiatives on behalf of the workforce mobility industry here. Should any member have questions, please reach out to our Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy Rebecca Peters, email@example.com.