The Department of Labor (DOL) has suspended its issuance of new Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs) so that all its resources can be dedicated to complying with a federal court order requiring the reissuance of approximately 4,000 H-2B PWDs.
Suspending prevailing wage processing effectively prevents employers from filing PERM and other applications, such as Schedule A I-140 petitions. As a result of this delay, all new PERM and Schedule A I-140 cases should expect significant delays. There has been no official notification as to when the issuance of PWDs will resume, but the DOL has urged employers to file Prevailing Wage Requests at least 60 days in advance. As such, if you are interested in beginning the PERM or Schedule A process, please contact our office immediately.
We will continue to provide updates as we receive information regarding the status of PWDs.