USCIS, June 7, 2019
"USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the additional maximum 30,000 visas made available for returning workers under the H-2B numerical limit (also called a cap) for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
As previously announced ...
OFLC, June 6, 2019
"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has received OMB approval for revisions to the H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B) and corresponding appendices, and related forms and instructions...
Here is an Advance Copy of the rule to be published on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019
Selection Procedures for Reviewing Applications Filed by Employers Seeking Temporary Employment of H–2B Foreign Workers in the United States
" The Department of Labor’s (Department’s...
DOL, Feb. 26, 2019
February 26, 2019. Department Announces Updates to its Procedures for Processing H-2B Applications for Temporary Labor Certification
"The Department today announced updates to its procedures for processing H-2B applications...
In a 40-page letter dated Feb. 22, 2019 and endorsed by hundreds of employers and organizations, the H-2B Workforce Coalition urged DHS Sec. Nielsen and DOL Sec. Acosta to immediately release the full number of additional H-2B visas authorized by the...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2019
"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant...
OFLC, Jan. 11, 2019
"In continuing to keep the public well-informed regarding submission and processing of H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification and the iCERT system, the Department of Labor (the Department) has the following...
DOL OFLC, Jan. 8, 2019 - "The Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders about the high volume of applications received...
DOL OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019 - " OFLC Issues Last Status Update Today on the iCERT System.
LAST OPERATING STATUS : The Department's iCERT Rapid Response Team has continued to monitor the iCERT system, which has consistently been open for service...
OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019
OFLC Issues Step-by-Step Instructions for Emergency Backup H-2B Applications Filing Process if iCERT System Disruption Occurs.
The iCERT system for application processing is scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY...
DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Jan. 3, 2019: OFLC Issues Status Update on Availability of the iCERT System
The iCERT system for application processing is tentatively scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019.
DOL, Jan. 2, 2019
"The iCERT Portal System is currently unavailable.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated January 2, 2019, 12:00PM EST): Within the first five minutes of opening the semi-annual H-2B certification process on January 1, 2019, the U...
Employers vying for the 33,000 H-2B visas (for temporary, non-agricultural workers) with an April 1, 2019 start date were poised last night to e-file critical document packets at one nanosecond past midnight, EST.
See: December 27, 2018. H-2B Application...
Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2018 - "For H–2B applications filed on or after July 3, 2018, OFLC will sequentially assign H–2B applications to analysts based on the calendar date and time on which the applications...