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DOL H-2B Visa News (Mar. 9, 2020)
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. " OFLC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Related to the H-2B Supplemental Visa Allocation Announcement by Department of Homeland Security for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2020. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , island holdings , faq , DHS , H-2B

Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity”... Read More

Tags: balca , worksite , kowalski , faq , H-2B

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

DOL ETA News, May 14, 2012
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: perm , DOL , faq , H-2B , H-2A

DOL Takes Down Dedicated H-2B IFR Info Page; FAQs Remain
Posted on 4 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

As of 11:30 a.m. Central, the dedicated page mentioned in yesterday's post is nowhere to be found. It was there yesterday, I swear. When will DOL bring it back to life? Meanwhile, the links to the FAQs still work. - DMK "The Office of Foreign... Read More

Tags: DOL , faq , ifr , H-2B

DOL: H-2B FAQ, Round 1
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: DOL , faq , H-2B

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ and Job Order Checklist
Posted on 8 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Dec. 8, 2015 - "The Department of Labor has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Job Order Content, Recruitment and Amendments under the 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule. The FAQs are posted as Round 11 on the H-2B page. To directly... Read More

H-2B Update from DOL and USCIS
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

Tags: DOL , faq , USCIS , H-2B

New H-2B Wage Rule Will Be Applied to Current Workers
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: wage , DOL , faq , H-2B

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ #12
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Department of Labor has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Emergency Filings and Post Certification Amendments under the 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule. The FAQs are posted as Round 12 on the H-2B page. To directly access... Read More

Tags: faq , H-2B

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ #15 re Mobile Workforce
Posted on 19 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL ETA OFLC, Jan. 15, 2015 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs Round 15: Obligations and Job Order Content for Employers of a Mobile Workforce Read More

New iCERT FAQ for H-2A, H-2B
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: DOL , faq , icert , H-2B , H-2A

New H-2B FAQ Round 7 - Recruitment Procedures and the Recruitment Report
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs - Round 7: Recruitment Procedures and the Recruitment Report Read More