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OFLC Releases the H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List for Q3 of Fiscal Year 2022
Posted on 15 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Aug. 15, 2022 "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published an updated list of the names of foreign labor recruiters for the H-2B program as required by 20 CFR 655.9(c) . The list contains the name and location of persons... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2B

OFLC H-2B Webinar, Mar. 23, 2022
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Mar. 18, 2022 "OFLC Announces a Webinar on March 23, 2022 to Provide H-2B Prevailing Wage Determination General Filing Tips and Survey Basics for Surveyors As part of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) on-going efforts... Read More

Tags: webinar , oflc , H-2B

OFLC Annual Update, H-2 Meal Charges, Reimbursements
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Feb. 23, 2022 "Office of Foreign Labor Certification Publishes Annual Update to Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging The Employment and Training Administration... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2B , H-2A

H-2B Randomization Process Complete: DOL (Jan. 5, 2021)
Posted on 5 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOLETA, Jan. 5, 2021 "OFLC Conducts Randomization Process on H-2B Applications Submitted Requesting an April 1, 2021, Work Start Date The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the randomization process to randomly assign all H-2B... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2B

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

OFLC Announces New H-2B Application Forms For Use Beginning July 3, 2019, and Schedule for Electronic Filing in the FLAG System
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: 9142 , oflc , flag , H-2B

DOL H-2B Processing Changes Open for Comment (Mar. 4, 2019)
Posted on 2 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , H-2B

DOL to Revise H-2B Procedures
Posted on 27 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Unprecedented H-2B Visa Demand Hits DOL
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

iCERT Updates from DOL (Jan. 3, 2019)
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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. The Department... Read More

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

DOL Posts iCERT Notice (Jan. 2, 2019)
Posted on 2 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

DOL iCERT Website Crash Affects 33,000 H-2B Visas
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

DOL Announces Emergency H-2B Procedures, Posts Processing Info
Posted on 21 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Feb. 19, 2016 : OFLC Announces Emergency Procedures Initiative for Backlogged H-2B Applications The Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is presently experiencing significant delays... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , emergency , H-2B

OFLC on H-2B Restart - Mar. 18, 2015
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prohibition of DOL H-2B Processing Temporarily Lifted "On March 18, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida issued an order effectively permitting DOL to restart its processing of H-2B applications under the 2008 rule... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , H-2B