The new app from Immigration Office Solutions, Inc. can help to determine the correct prevailing wage quickly and easily.
While the United States can be very welcoming to foreign workers there are safeguards in place to help defend the rights of US citizens employed in the same field. A chief element of this protection is the requirement of having an H-1B Visa. The H1-B Visa puts the responsibility on employers to make certain if they bring on board a foreign worker that the wage they are paid is not higher than US employees in similar positions. In exciting news, the headache of determining this wage has been largely removed by Immigration Office Solutions, Inc. The forward-thinking company recently announced the release of a new app for H-1B Visa Employers to help quickly and accurately determine the correct worker’s wage for the position. This can save employers both time and money.
“We are quite excited to see the launch of our new app knowing how much it can help employers,” commented a spokesperson from Immigration Office Solutions, Inc. “We look forward to helping users maneuver the H1-B Visa maze.”
The H1B wage level (or also known as the prevailing wage) is the average wage earned by employees in a specific area. Each type of job has its own prevailing wage for a specific area. The Foreign Labor Application Data Center stores data about jobs in America. You can go to their website and search for the prevailing wage of any type of job within a specified area.
Each type of job has four different levels of income (1 being the lowest and 4 the highest). The level implies a sense of seniority, management, or leadership associated with higher-paying jobs. You must know the level of the job you are searching for since the H1B wage level determines the prevailing wage. If an employer or immigration attorney guesses or selects a lower level in an attempt to pay a lower salary then the H-1B visa petition could be denied by USCIS.
The problem is that there is no easy way to determine the correct wage level. The Department of Labor provides a 36-page pdf buried in its website which has instructions on how to manually calculate the correct wage level.
The team at Immigration Office Solutions built the H-1B Visa Prevailing Wage LevelCalculator for ease of use. The user only has to enter the job title, work location zip code and the employer’s minimum requirements for the position. The correct prevailing wage and level can be printed and saved for the H-1B application and used as evidence to show that the prevailing wage was correctly calculated.
The H-1B Visa Prevailing Wage Level Calculator is free to use and can be accessed at https://flcprevailingwage.com.