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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AC00 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States 

This rule amends the regulations at 20 CFR parts 655 and 656 to establish a new wage methodology for setting prevailing wage levels for the H-1B/H-1B1/E-3 and PERM programs consistent with the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. 

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655.731(a)(2)(ii)    20 CFR 655.731(a)(2)(ii)    20 CFR 656.40(b)(2)   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b), (b1)    8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(A)    8 U.S.C. 1182(n)(1)(A)    8 U.S.C. 1182(p)    8 U.S.C. 1182(t)(1)(A    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/08/2020  85 FR 63872   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/08/2020 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/09/2020 
Analyze Comments  11/10/2020 
Final Rule  01/14/2021  86 FR 3608   
Proposed Delay of Effective Date  02/01/2021  86 FR 7656   
Proposed Delay of Effective Date Comment Period End  02/16/2021 
Final Rule; Delay of Effective Date  03/12/2021  86 FR 13995   
Proposed Delay of Effective Date  03/22/2021  86 FR 15154   
Proposed Delay of Effective Date Comment Period End  04/21/2021 
Final Rule; 18-Month Delay of Effective and Transition Date  05/13/2021  86 FR 26164   
Final Rule (Implementation of Court's Vacatur of Final Rule)  12/13/2021  86 FR 70729   
NPRM  09/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Pasternak
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Office of Foreign Labor Certification; Room N-5311, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8200