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PERM News (June 16, 2020)
Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, June 16, 2020 " OFLC Announces Extension of Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications Through September 30, 2020. On March 25, 2020, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) informed stakeholders that the Atlanta National... Read More

Tags: 9089 , perm , DOL , oflc

Revised DOL FAQ on ETA 9089
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[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... Read More

Tags: eta , 9089 , DOL , faq

Listing the Foreign National's Qualifications on the PERM Form
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While we await the DOL’s forthcoming FAQ, it is important to make every attempt to alert the CO that the foreign national possesses the qualification required for the offered position. If the offered position requires experience in specific... Read More

BALCA on Form 9089: Matter of The Clariden School
Posted on 8 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We have reviewed the Form 9089, and find that it does not have any obvious free form space for clarifying why a person would necessarily have at least a Bachelor’s degree to have obtained an AMI certification. But more importantly, we have... Read More

Tags: 9089 , balca , clariden

Two New DOL PERM FAQs - July 28, 2014
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been posted for the PERM Program. The first new FAQ addresses when an employer should mark "yes" when responding to the Question C.9 on the ETA Form 9089: "is there a familial relationship... Read More

Tags: 9089 , perm , faq

DOL 'Programming Glitch' Triggers PERM SNAFU
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL ETA OFLC Sept. 14, 2015 - Submission of some PERM Applications "On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Department implemented software updates to the Permanent Labor Certification Case Management System (CMS). An unexpected programming glitch... Read More

Form 9089 Focus Group - Drafting Tool, Degree Equivalency Tips
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Tool for Drafting Form 9089, including degree equivalency drafting tips for EB2 & EB3 The editors of IMMIGRATION LAW AND PROCEDURE, the premier immigration law treatise cited by U.S. federal courts, announce the formation of a Focus Group to... Read More