Course Number:14
Category:Special Topics
Field of Study:Business Law
Audience:HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty:Advanced
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: Some college-level courses with moderate algebraic training
Advanced Preparation:None
OverviewThis course introduces you to the concept and use of prevailing wages in compensation administration. We cover two situations where paying the prevailing wage is required: government contracts and U.S. immigration programs (such as the H-1B visa program). You will learn how to determine prevailing wages in these situations, by retrieving U.S. government data or using private salary surveys.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the U.S. government’s use of the term prevailing wage
  • Differentiate between prevailing wage laws, including the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act, and H-1B visa regulations
  • Select the standard job title and classification code for an organization-specific job
  • Recognize how to submit a prevailing wage request to a State Workforce Agency (SWA)
  • Determine the prevailing wage for an H-1B visa immigrant employee using U.S. government Occupational Employment Statistics salary data and/or private salary survey data
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