Adverse Effect Wage Rate Law and Legal Definition

Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) is defined as the wage rate that the Administrator (chief official of the United States Employment Service) has determined must be offered and paid to foreign and U.S. workers for a particular occupation and/or area so that the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. Rowland v. Marshall, 650 F.2d 28, 29 (4th Cir. Va. 1981)