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Immigration Issues/source of "prevailing wage"?


Dear Mark,
I am filing H1b for my employee. Can I use instead of as a source to determine prevailing wage? Will immigration officer recognize this source?
Thank you!

No, I suggest that you use the dept of labor survey. survey in my opinion is not a well recognized site and does not take into account all of the parameters that the dept of labor does.  As a practical point if the H1b approves the case using you may be liable later on for back wages if it is determined that you have paid below the prevailing wage.
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Mark Ashley

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Mark Ashley


Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,


18 years as a practicing attorney.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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American Jurisprudence Award recipient

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