FAQ: Prevailing Wage Determinations for College and University Teachers

Must a prevailing wage determination be obtained from the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) if the employer is filing an application for a college or university teacher under the optional recruitment and documentation procedures provision? Yes, a prevailing wage determination must be obtained...

Revised DOL FAQ: Job Requirements/Duties Beyond Those Considered Normal For The Occupation

FAQ: Job Requirements/Duties Beyond Those Considered Normal For The Occupation Does informing the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) on a prevailing wage request (ETA Form 9141) that the job contains requirements not normal to the occupation meet an employer's obligation to inform the Department...

DOL issues new H-2A FAQ

"To assist prospective H-2A employers in preparing their agricultural job offers and applications, the Department of Labor has posted a fourth round of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) providing clarifications on background check, contract impossibility, and surety bond requirements for...

Latest DOL FAQ: H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs March 27, 2012

DOL: H-2B FAQ, Round 1

"On March 14th, 20th and 27th, the Department conducted three webinars intended to educate program users and other interested stakeholders on the requirements of the 2012 H-2B Final Rule. Today the Department posted Round 1 of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs are largely based...

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...

Revised DOL FAQ on ETA 9089

[Question] - "If the employer will accept an alternate combination of education and experience and the acceptable number of years is other than a whole number, how can the employer inform the Department of the acceptable number of years on the ETA Form 9089? The field wherein the number...

New DOL FAQs on Job Order, PERM

Must the employer place a job order with the State Workforce Agency (SWA) or will a job order placed on America's Job Bank (AJB) be sufficient? The employer is required to place a job order with the SWA serving the area of intended employment. It is recognized that states vary in their...

New, Revised DOL Prevailing Wage FAQs

"The Department of Labor has posted new and revised FAQs for the prevailing wage program. Topics include occupation-specific issues, the documentation of an affiliated or related nonprofit entity, and the issuance of hourly wages. These FAQs are available here and on the FAQs page of the OFLC...

New iCERT FAQ for H-2A, H-2B

"The Department has posted the first round of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing the implementation of electronic filing in the H-2B and H-2A labor certification programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System. The FAQs are largely based on questions received from participants...

New H-2B Wage Rule Will Be Applied to Current Workers

From the DOL FAQ of April 24, 2013 : "[I]f you currently employ H-2B workers, you and your current workers are affected by the new wage rule. Employers who have H-2B workers perform work on or after April 24, 2013, will receive a new prevailing wage determination in accordance with the Wage Methodology...

H-2B Update from DOL and USCIS

DOL has updated its FAQ on Apr. 25, 2013. USCIS resumes adjudication of H-2B petitions.

New FAQ regarding notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM applications

"This FAQ addresses how an employer is to demonstrate that it notified and considered laid-off U.S. workers for the job opportunity listed on the ETA Form 9089. To read the FAQ, please click here and scroll to the PERM / Recruitment Report subheading." - DOL, Feb. 21, 2014 .

Cyrus D. Mehta on PERM, Laid-Off U.S. Workers

" The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has added a new question and answer (Q&A) to its frequently asked questions (FAQ). The new Q&A concerns notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM labor certification applications. ... Unfortunately...