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DOL Wage Litigation Results

Romish Badani
CEO

As much as we love using software to drive innovation in the immigration space, it's not always the answer.

Two months ago the Trump administration released new prevailing wage requirements that were an unjustified attempt to artificially price foreign talent out of the U.S. labor market. These regulations would, at best, cost our corporate clients tens of millions of dollars and, at worst, eliminate their ability to hire and retain international talent.

This was not a problem Bridge could solve with software. Instead it required grit, resourcefulness, and legal creativity. In an effort led by our brilliant partners at ImmiPartner (Hendrik Pretorius, Ting Ni) and Wasden Banias (Jonathan Wasden), we fought back by assembling a group of our clients to sue the government in federal court.

Yesterday, we won. In the case of Stellar IT vs. Scalia (joined with Purdue vs. Scalia), the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has struck down the regulation and ordered the Department of Labor to reissue any prevailing wage determinations issued under the now-invalidated rule.

I'm especially proud of our team and partners for going above and beyond to fight for our clients and the broader industry.

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Read more about this lawsuit and what we were up against.

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