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!

The Trump Administration and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress are taking steps to strip your company of access to H-1B visas. We have alerted you to troubling developments in the past, but circumstances in Washington this year have created a perfect storm.  Since January, President Trump has issued three executive orders that the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Labor, and Justice are relying upon to restrict access to H-1Bs.  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.