What on Earth Is the Wage? The State of Play on Prevailing Wages

What on Earth Is the Wage? The State of Play on Prevailing Wages

What on Earth Is the Wage? The State of Play on Prevailing Wages (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/26/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

After litigation and a change in administrations, DOL has delayed implementation of the proposed prevailing wage rule to phase in a new method of wage calculations. However, in July 2021, DOL will publish new annual Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) wage data, including for select new 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes. The experts on this seminar will discuss the current state of play regarding prevailing wages, SOCs and O*NET, and the resulting interplay with the revised Form 9141 Application for Prevailing Wage Determination released in May 2021.

Featured Topics:

  • Update on Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States
  • Current Trends in Prevailing Wage Requests for Information (RFIs) and Determinations
  • Proactive 9141 Strategies for an Ever-Mobile Workforce and Virtual Employers
  • Navigating New 2018 SOCs in O*NET
  • Using Less Common SOC Occupations in O*NET
  • Tips on Managers, “All Other,” and Emerging Occupations
  • The New Form 9141 Application for Prevailing Wage Determinations

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Bob White (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Schaumburg, IL
Bob White is a partner in the Immigration Group of Masuda Funai in its Schaumburg, Illinois office. Bob has been practicing exclusively in the employment-based immigration area for more than 27 years. Bob was previously Chapter Chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter. He was also a member of AILA’s Verification Committee and SSA Taskforce. Bob is currently Vice Chair for PERM/LCA issues of the AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee.

Loan T. Huynh, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Minneapolis, MN
Loan Huynh is Chair of the Immigration Department at Fredrikson & Byron and has practiced immigration law over 20 years. Loan leads Fredrikson’s I-9 audit and corporate immigration compliance practice and H-2 practice. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences, served as an expert witness on H-2 matters, and has written extensively on immigration issues. She has served on AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee since 2015 and was H-2 Vice Chair from 2016-2019.

Ashley Foret Dees, AILA DOL Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Lake Charles, LA
Ashley Foret Dees is the owner and managing attorney at Ashley Foret Dees, LLC. Licensed to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, Ashley is a skilled immigration attorney who represents employers and individuals through the complex immigration process. With years of experience handling cases involving visas, detainment, and removal, she understands how to handle complicated matters in immigration courts. A major area of her practice also includes many agricultural and seafood processing employers. She represents businesses through the immigration processes including H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, L and PERM.

Mrs. Dees serves as the Louisiana State Bar’s Annual Immigration Law Seminar chair and speaker and is also founder and chair of the Louisiana State Bar Immigration Law Section. She has served on the AILA National Pro Bono Committee and served as the H-2 Vice Chair on the AILA National Dept. of Labor Liaison Committee from 2016 to 2021.

John F. Quill, Boston, MA
John Quill is Chair of the immigration practice at Mintz. He focuses on leveraging legal operations and technology to streamline immigration practices and develop innovative solutions to challenging legal and case production issues. Mr. Quill graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1995.

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