What's New In Washington
TechServe Alliance submits timely comments, letters, and testimony to the White House, Congress, and federal agencies to advocate on behalf of our industry. We may also join coalition letters and participate in issue-related coalition advocacy campaigns. Read more about our work below.
TECHNICAL TALENT SHORTAGE: Timeline of H-1B Legislative & Regulatory Actions/Call to Action!
While Congress has not enacted legislation that would reform the H-1B program, including proposals to impede or bar our industry from accessing H-1B visas, the Administration has moved full-speed ahead to implement the Buy American/Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order (EO). BAHA directs the Secretaries of Homeland Security, State, and Labor, and the Attorney General to review regulations that allow H-1B beneficiaries to work in the United States. Over the past few months, each department has acted to carry out BAHA and other executive orders intended to limit immigration and restrict access to H-1Bs as detailed in this Timeline. Read more...
TechServe Alliance Responds to DOL Request for Information on Revised Overtime Regulations
TechServe Alliance, on behalf of its member firms, responded to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Request for Information (RFI) intended to facilitate future rulemaking to replace the Obama Administration’s overtime regulation.
The comments, filed on September 25, 2017, stake out TechServe’s long-held position that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not give DOL legislative rulemaking authority to impose a salary requirement on computer professionals or narrow the scope of the exemption for those employees who satisfy the “duties” test. More than 160,000 comments were submitted in response to the RFI.