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  •  Exactly. (2+ / 0-)
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    The only caveat is that they can't work out of their wage bracket in their H1-B category however good they are.

    They have to get the same healthcare benefits that their employer provides to everyone in the company.
    This diarist knows twit about H1-B holders.

    Wake me up...we won..

    by soms on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 08:45:35 AM PST

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    •  Prevailing wage (0+ / 0-)

      is a cover term.  I used to have one employer that used it quite often to justify their pay scales for support personnel.  Of course the "prevailing wage" they paid referred to the average wage paid a select area, not the "prevailing wage" paid locally.  They were shocked when the warehouse staff left en masse for a job at the new WalMart distribution center - which paid $2.00 an hour more than they did.  

      The other little trick that gets pulled is to "contract source" it.  That is, you contract with Wipro, or another company to provide your workers - and they handle the H1B.  You pay them X dollars per person, and they pay Y.  Y is always much less than X, and X is less than you were paying.  This serves to drive down the "prevailing wage," enabling you to bring in more H1B's on your own - at the new "prevailing wage."   There's a lot of tricks like this, and unfortunately, I've heard of most of them.

      I think that I have had enough of you telling me how things will be. Today I choose a new way to go ... and it goes through you!

      by Norbrook on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 10:29:53 AM PST

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      •  Yes, the average wper speciality job in that area (0+ / 0-)

        Or, in other words, the going market rate for that area.  

        The contract trick you mention would be unlawful if Y was below the prevailing wage in the area where the beneficiary worked.  

    •  H1-B work as contractors (0+ / 0-)

      mostly from large bodyshops that "rent" them out.

      The "prevailing wage" requirement is se full of loopholes, it is almost meaningless.

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