Attorneys
Worcester
Worcester
The Guaranty Building
370 Main Street, 12th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Framingham
Framingham
The Meadows
161 Worcester Road, Suite 501
Framingham, MA 01701
Boston
Boston
12 Post Office Square, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Providence
Providence
1 Richmond Square, Suite 303N
Providence, RI 02906
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
1597 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632
Hudson
Hudson
69 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749
New Bedford
New Bedford
651 Orchard Street, Suite 107
New Bedford, MA 02744
Medfield
Medfield
Olde Medfield Square
266 Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 15A
Medfield, MA 02052
Practice Areas
Niche industries
Open detail
Cannabis & Breweries
Cannabis & Breweries
Open detail
Closely Held and Family-Owned Businesses
Closely Held and Family-Owned Businesses
Open detail
Condominiums
Condominiums
Open detail
Medical & Dental Practices
Medical & Dental Practices
Open detail
Private Foundations
Private Foundations
Open detail
Real Estate Developers
Real Estate Developers
Open detail
Restaurants
Restaurants
Open detail
All Industries
  • Multiple Dates

Estate Planning Webinar

Please join Fletcher Tilton Tax Attorney and Certified Elder Law Attorney Michael T. Lahti for this informative webinar discussing the important topics of Estate Planning and Elder Law.  Details for the next upcoming date.

SHOW ALL UPCOMING DATES

Learn More
Learn More
Learn More
Learn More
  • Wed. Nov. 10, 2021
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.
 

The Arc of Massachusetts 2021-22 Transition Conference

Learn More

Learn More

View Past Seminars

Articles

Immigration Alert: New Prevailing Wage Rule

By Brian J. Coughlin on January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021

Executive Summary:
New Department of Labor regulations have been introduced which will cause significant increases in required Prevailing Wage Levels in the H-1B, E-3, H-1B1 and PERM categories. The new Wage Levels may become mandatory as early as March, although future litigation is likely to delay this.

As previously reported, in October of last year the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a set of interim rules, entitled ‘Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.’ The stated purpose of the proposed law was a redesigning of the Prevailing Wage Determination process for employers’ sponsorship of foreign workers in the H-1B, E-3, H-1B1 and PERM categories.

Under those earlier regulations, which went into immediate effect, required minimum wages to be paid to foreign workers in the U.S. were significantly increased. Shortly after the regulations were enacted, however, they were halted by litigation in Federal District Court.

This week, the DOL has introduced a new set of regulations that adopt, with some changes, the interim rules published in October. While similar, the new regulations reflect changes to the manner of computation used for Prevailing Wage Levels. The final regulation (click here to view), is currently pending notice and comment in the Federal Register, and is expected to take effect 60 days from the date of its publication.

The effective date of the rule will likely be further extended, however, as President-Elect Biden's transition team has indicated that the administration will issue an immediate order on January 20, 2020, delaying implementation of “midnight regulations” put forth by the departing administration. Groups that previously challenged the earlier regulations are also expected to continue to litigate the revised, final rule. Therefore, no effective date is yet certain.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely, and provide updates as they become available. Please contact me or another member of our Immigration Practice Team if you have any questions, or would otherwise like to discuss.
Please enter your name.
Please enter your email address.
Please enter your message.
Please solve the above multiplication.

You must attach a copy of the PDF application form linked above. You may add pages to the application, but the name of the file must remain the same.

Please attach Job_Application_Form.pdf
Subscribe to our newsletter.
First name is required.
Email is required.
Email does not match.
Publications
Please solve the above.
reCAPTCHA is mandatory
Welcome to fletcher tilton Online Invoice Payment Center.
Card holders name is required.
Please enter invoice number.
Please enter amount to be paid.
Please enter valid card number.
CCV code is required.
/
Please select expiration date.
Please enter your street address.
Please enter your city.
Please enter your state Code.
Please enter your postal code.
Please enter your contact number.
Please enter your email address.
Welcome to fletcher tilton Online Retainer Funding Center.
Card holders name is required.
Please enter a client number.
Please enter amount to be paid.
Please enter valid card number.
CCV code is required.
/
Please select expiration date.
Please enter your street address.
Please enter your city.
Please enter your state Code.
Please enter your postal code.
Please enter your contact number.
Please enter your email address.
Welcome to fletcher tilton Online Immigration Pre-Payment Center.
Bank account type is required.
Please enter a valid name.
Please enter amount to be paid.
Please enter client number.
Bank routing number is required.
Bank routing did not match.
Bank account number is required.
Bank account number did not match.
Please enter your street address.
Please enter your city.
Please enter your state Code.
Please enter your postal code.
Please enter your contact number.
Please enter your email address.
Welcome to fletcher tilton Online PAY BY CHECK.
Bank account type is required.
Please enter a valid name.
Please enter amount to be paid.
Please enter invoice number.
Bank routing number is required.
Bank routing did not match.
Bank account number is required.
Bank account number did not match.
Please enter your street address.
Please enter your city.
Please enter your state Code.
Please enter your postal code.
Please enter your contact number.
Please enter your email address.