stdClass Object ( [id] => 11904 [post_date] => 2011-09-13 14:00:46 [post_content] => US Department of Labor (DOL) is going to introduce new salary rates for overseas workers which will be practiced from 30th September. DOL has declared doubled salary rates for the US H-2B visa worker category. According to numerous US firms the new salary rates are heavy and unjust for them as they entirely depend on overseas workers. Louisiana Forestry Association which is against these changed wage rates stated that, the modification will abandon  the growth of US firms and only those companies having uncertified  overseas workers will advantage from it. This will also be a good chance of benefit for the foreign competitors. Association cries for the national complaint against the increased salary rates. The impact of new salary rates for US H-2B visa on Louisiana will be more as workers under this category are more here. China which is a strong competitor of US will seek more benefits through changed wage rates as this country does not concentrate on such labor expenses. American Sugar Cane League, American hotel and Lodging Association, Forest Resource Association (FRA), American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), Outdoor Amusement business Association and Crawfish Processors Alliance will have more impact of US H-2B wages rates than other US companies. The new US H-2B visa rule will result in 129 % hike in salary rates of H-2B overseas workers and some US workers appointed for reforestation jobs. At present the salary rate for most of the Parishes working in Louisiana is said to be $9.60 per hour. From 30th September the salary rates will be $16.31 per hour which exceeds overtime work rates of the tree planters. The overtime work rate that is $14.40 will also increase to $24.47 per hour. The changed labor salaries will not only affect the forest land owners but also harm the business growth of reforestation companies. [post_title] => Industries to become disable due to new pay tariffs for US immigrants [comment_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => [post_modified] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_image] => [comment_count] => 0 [category] => 3744 [source] => 91 [meta_title] => [meta_description] => [meta_keyword] => [post_by] => Author [country] => 0 [status] => 1 [pretty_url] => industries-to-become-disable-due-to-new-pay-tariffs-for-us-immigrants [editeddate] => 0000-00-00 [editedby] => [reviewstatus] => [rejectiontype] => [rejectreason] => [post_category] => 3744,3764,3765,3834,3944 [post_tags] => 31911,32558,32612,32938,33769,33800 [plagiarisem_count] => 0 [cnt_image] => [post_dateadded] => 2011-09-13 14:00:46 [addedby] => 12 [inactive_reason] => [source_ref_id] => 472 [p_url] => industries-to-become-disable-due-to-new-pay-tariffs-for-us-immigrants [c_url] => h2-b-visa )