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Temp Firm Can't Revive Claims Against H-1B Workers, Citigroup
Posted on 7 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Law360, May 6, 2015 - "A New Jersey appellate court on Wednesday rejected a software services firm's appeals in separate contract suits against foreign workers — including one case also targeting Citigroup Inc. — because the... Read More

H-2B News from DOL, Dec. 23, 2014
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In response to inquiries from our stakeholders, the Department is elaborating on the procedures that will be utilized in implementing the decision in Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas et al v. Solis , No. 14-3557 (3rd Cir.), as stated... Read More

FAQ: Prevailing Wage Determinations for College and University Teachers
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

AILA Has 'Serious Concerns' About DOL Proposed Changes to OES Survey
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA letter to DOL, June 13, 2016 - "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) submits the following comments in response to the Department of Labor’s “Proposed changes to occupation, industry, and area detail in the OES survey... Read More

DOL: FY 2013 New Prevailing Wage Rates for Certain Occupations Processed Under H-2A Special Procedures
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department has published a notice in the Federal Register establishing new prevailing wage rates for certain occupations processed under H-2A special procedures. The wage rates established by this Federal Register notice apply only to the following... Read More

DOL Notes 'Anomaly' in H-2B Prevailing Wage Data
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"OFLC has become aware of an anomaly in the published Prevailing Wage Disclosure datasets titled "PERM_FY 2013.xlsx" and "PERM_FY 2014_Q2." The error is with respect to the listing of wage levels (Level I-IV) under the column... Read More

Joint DHS/DOL H-2B Interim Final Wage Rule
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (jointly referred to as the Departments) are amending regulations governing certification for the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural... Read More

New, Revised DOL Prevailing Wage FAQs
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

"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... Read More

DOL Speaks on CATA III, H-2B Prevailing Wage Determinations
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Effective December 8, 2014, the Department is no longer issuing prevailing wage determinations in the H-2B program based on employer provided wage surveys. This action is in response to the Court order entered December 5, 2014 in Comite de Apoyo... Read More