Last week, FAIR’s authorities relations group submitted its fifth public comment of the year, urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to boost the wages employers are required to pay overseas employees and implement American worker-protection guidelines that had been issued under the Trump administration.
The January 2021 rule,
which was shortly delayed after President Biden took workplace, would set up
extra lifelike wage scales geared toward discouraging U.S. employers from bypassing
American employees in favor of low-cost overseas labor.
“To be certain that
employment-based visa packages function according to Congressional intent and
are usually not administered to the detriment of U.S. employees’ pursuits whereas
exploiting their overseas counterparts, FAIR supports implementation of DOL’s
last rule to boost wage price ranges,” the remark reads. “More have to be performed,
nevertheless, to enhance the effectiveness of the up to date prevailing wage charges. DOL
should require that every one wage ranges conform to the statutory requirement of
assembly or exceeding the prevailing wage and may implement extra
safeguards to make sure that overseas employees are usually not exploited whereas U.S. employees
are unfairly stripped of financial alternative and prime quality labor situations
in their very own nation.”
“Whether DOL requires employers to pay guestworkers market wages or not presents a true test for President Biden and the DOL,” mentioned FAIR President Dan Stein in a press release. “On one hand, the president presents himself as an advocate for American workers, and DOL’s explicit purpose is to protect those interests. On the other, his administration has made it clear that they support a virtual open borders immigration policy. Those two interests are at odds as DOL considers the fate of the rule. The decision will make it absolutely clear which is more important to this administration: the jobs and wages of American workers, or unchecked immigration.”
FAIR’s place on a
coverage resolution like that is unambiguous – the federal authorities should facet
American employees by
adopting guidelines that each get rid of incentives for employers to displace and
undercut American employees, whereas making certain that visitor whose companies are
legitimately wanted are compensated pretty.
Stay tuned for extra
updates on FAIR’s battles within the rulemaking area.