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AAU Joins CUPA-HR Comment Letter to DOL on Wage Levels for Immigrant Workers

AAU joined CUPA-HR and other higher education associations in a comment letter to the Department of Labor. The letter came in response to a department request for information on a rule, published near the end of the previous administration, on determining prevailing wages for certain immigrants and other workers.

“Unfortunately, DOL’s January 2021 Final Rule, Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States (Final Rule), made changes to the computation of wage levels in a manner that will negatively impact the numerous immigrant and nonimmigrant employees on campus,” the letter says.

CUPA-HR, which annually collects higher education workforce wage data, outlines in the letter what data sources the department could consider if they plan to make changes to how they compute prevailing wage levels in higher education.

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