DOL ETA News, May 14, 2012

DOL ETA News, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012:

"The Department of Labor has posted a revised Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) regarding the Permanent (PERM) Program and the consequences of withdrawing an application in Supervised Recruitment. This FAQ is available here and on the FAQs page of the OFLC website under the heading PERM Program and subheading "Supervised Recruitment." Please note that the address in the FAQ for re-filed applications has changed.

H-2A and H-2B Forms Update:

The Office of Management and Budget has approved the Department's request to extend the ETA Form 9142, Appendices A.2 and B.1 and associated instructions which were previously set to expire on April 30, 2012. The new expiration date for these forms is October 31, 2012.

As of the date of this announcement, future H-2A applications should be filed using the extended ETA Form 9142 and Appendix A.2 which reflect the October 31, 2012 expiration date.

In light of the recent preliminary injunction of the 2012 H-2B Final Rule, employers filing H-2B applications under the 2008 Final Rule must do so using the extended ETA Form 9142 and Appendix B.1 (H-2B only), reflecting the October 31, 2012 expiration date. To view or download the extended forms, please click here."