The short answer is yes, but it should be used very carefully, and only for certain job categories.
The Department of Labor has assigned four different “wage levels” to various categories of jobs in order to give you an idea of what similar jobs typically pay at the entry-level and at more advanced levels. In 2017, USCIS suddenly began issuing an overwhelming number of RFEs implying that positions paid at wage level 1 could never qualify for an H1B. These RFEs claimed that wage level 1 jobs are only for “beginning-level” employees who need supervision, and could therefore not possibly require a specialized bachelor’s degree for entry as required for an H1B. [Read more…]