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New DOL FAQ re H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 LCAs - July 31, 2015
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted new and updated Labor Condition Application (LCA/ ETA Form 9035/9035E) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs." [Dated July 31, 2015 ; posted by DOL Aug... Read More

Tags: LCA , eta , H-1B1 , DOL , H-1B , faq , e-3

DOL OFLC FAQ on H-2B Private Wage Surveys
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions H-2B Program – Employer-Provided Surveys March 2015 Read More

Tags: eta , DOL , surveys , oflc , faq , wage and hour , H-2B

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

Revised ETA Form 9141
Posted on 18 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, June 18, 2013 : " A revised version of the ETA Form 9141 will be implemented in the iCERT Portal on June 18. The form changes were pursued through the Paperwork Reduction Act process and have been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management... Read More

Tags: eta , DOL , 9141

OFLC FY 2012 Q4 Disclosure Files
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 4 of FY 2012 are now available in CSV format. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts. Historical OFLC program disclosure... Read More

DOL ETA Releases New 9142, Appendix B.1 for H-2Bs
Posted on 21 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In anticipation of the Apr. 23rd launch date of the new H-2B final rule DOL has released revised ETA Form 9142 and Appendix B.1 . Read More

Tags: eta , 9142 , DOL

DOL Notice: H-2A Allowable Charges
Posted on 22 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this Notice to announce (1) the allowable charges for 2015 that employers seeking H–2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides... Read More

Tags: eta , charges , DOL , notice , H-2A

DOL Challenge: Maintaining the Integrity of Foreign Labor Certification Programs
Posted on 22 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"OIG investigations continue to uncover schemes carried out by immigration attorneys, labor brokers, and transnational organized crime groups. OIG investigations have repeatedly revealed that fraudulent applications filed with DOL on behalf of fictitious... Read More

Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for H–1B Ready to Work Partnership Grants
Posted on 26 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of approximately $150 million in funds for the H–1B Ready to Work Partnership (Ready to Work) grant program. The Department... Read More

Tags: eta , grant , DOL , H-1B , ready to work