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New H-1B Bill in U.S. calls for doubling minimum pay

A legislation, introduced in the United States House of Representatives, among other things, calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $ 130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.

The High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 introduced by California Congressman Zoe Lofgren prioritises market based allocation of visas to those companies willing to pay 200 per cent of a wage calculated by survey; eliminates the category of lowest pay; and raises the salary level at which H-1B dependent employer are exempt from non-displacement and recruitment attestation requirements to greater than $130,000. […]

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New H-1B Bill in U.S. calls for doubling minimum pay