US postpones H-1B minimum wage hike rule till 14 November 2022

Nasscom, an Indian IT industry lobby group, said the H-1B minimum wage hike rule to be capricious and arbitrary that can affect the US economy in the long-term.
The US has delayed the H-1B minimum wage hike rule for the next year on November 14. The rule that was brought during the Trump administration was to increase the minimum wage hike for the H-1B visa holder.

The “Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the US” rule was delayed earlier for May 12, 2021. The rule calls for the rise in the minimum wages of the non-immigrants workers that are in the line to gain permanent residency in the US by 23-41%.

The delay of this rule to the next year will consider the policy and legal issues and offer the public opportunity to collect the data that can help in determining the prevailing wage levels for the employers that are seeking temporary or permanent employment in the US. This will include H-1B, E-3, and H-1B1 non-immigrant visas.

The Indian lobby group Nasscom termed the rule as capricious and arbitrary that will have an effect on the US economy in the longer run.

H-1B visa registration for FY2022 opened on March 9 till March 31.