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  • Prevailing wage, H1B - please help

    Hi All,

    Quick question – I was hired back in July 2012 by my current employer and my LCA was approved at 70 K. The prevailing wage for that role during July 2012 to June 2013 was 69 K, so it worked out perfect. During current period which is July 2013 to June 2014 , the prevailing wage for my role in this county has gone up to 71,500 but my salary have stayed at 71,000. Is this a problem? I went for stamping in July 2013 and had no issues.

    My question is – Do employers have to maintain the LCA prevailing wage amount from when it was approved (in my case, 70K 2012), or do they have to increase employee’s salary each year as DOL prevailing wage # changes.

    If the answer to my question is yes, then do I need to bring this to my employer’s attention and ask them to match the July 2013 to June 2014 DOL (71500) amount and subsequently follow the same process each year? I know it was probably not a smart move by my lawyer to keep such a thin margin, but it is what it is.

    Many thanks for helping me out.

    P

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    Hi, Any inputs are much appreciated.

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