Information for Employers Sponsoring and Employing Domestics with G-5 and A-3 Visas
Specific to Staff Sponsored by the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, OAS, IADB and other NGOs
N O T I C E:
The US Department of Labor's Foreign Labor Certification Data Center establishes the prevailing wage by occupation on an annual basis. The US Department of State requires that domestic's with G-5 and A-3 visas be paid at a minimum the prevailing wage per hour for their metropolitan statistical area under the job classification 37-2012.00 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners. If the state minimum wage is higher than the prevailing wage, that automatically applies. Please note that some sponsoring organizations will establish a minimum G-5 hourly rate that exceeds the prevailing wage, typically when year over year the prevailing wage decreases slightly as it did during the 2009 - 2011 recession in some Metropolitan Areas.
|Metropolitan Area||7/1/2013 -
|Washington DC Metro||$8.98||$8.80||$8.46||$8.39||$8.41|
|San Francisco Metro||$11.13||$10.89||$10.67||$9.80||$9.25|
|Los Angeles Metro||$8.55||$8.62||$8.80||$8.78||$8.34|
All G-5 and A-3 employment contracts are subject to automatic adjustment on the effective date. Adjustments made AFTER the effective date are subject to retroactive payroll adjustment.
PLEASE NOTE: These unique rules for the G-4/G-5 employment arrangement are subject to change. The prevailing G-4 Code of Conduct of your sponsoring organization should be consulted to clarify any questions. G-4's sponsored by the World Bank, please refer to http://visa.worldbank.org. Questions may be directed either to VISA Services Office at the World Bank (202) 473-3446 or VISA Services Office at the IMF (202) 331-9450.