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Immigration Law

DOLETA Delays Wage Rule Effective Date

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021

"On February 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) proposed to delay the effective date of the final rule entitled ‘‘Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2021, for a period of 60 days. The Department proposed to delay the effective date of the final rule until May 14, 2021, in accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ As stated in the proposal, the 60-day delay would allow agency officials the opportunity to review any questions of fact, law, or policy. The Department invited written comments from the public for 15 days on the proposed delay of effective date. All comments had to be received by February 16, 2021. The Department received 57 comments from the stakeholder community. The Department has reviewed the comments received in response to the proposal and will delay the effective date of the final rule for a period of 60 days. DATES: As of March 12, 2021, the effective date of the final rule published on January 14, 2021, at 86 FR 3608, is delayed until May 14, 2021."