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DOL Claims $7.2M Investment Will Improve PERM
Posted on 24 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Aug. 24, 2022 - OFLC Announces the awarding of an investment from the Technology Modernization Fund to develop a new Permanent Labor Certification Program "To keep the public informed regarding the development and modernization of the Department... Read More

Tags: perm , DOL , oflc

Facebook Pays $14.25M to Settle PERM Beef
Posted on 19 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 19, 2021 "The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Labor today announced separate settlement agreements with Facebook regarding its use of the permanent labor certification program (PERM). The Justice Department’s... Read More

Tags: perm , Facebook , DOL , oflc , DOJ

OFLC News (July 16, 2021)
Posted on 16 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, July 16, 2021 1. OFLC Announces Relocation of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's Atlanta National Processing Center; Change of Physical Mailing Address The Employment and Training Administration issued a Federal Register notice... Read More

PERM News (June 16, 2020)
Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, June 16, 2020 " OFLC Announces Extension of Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications Through September 30, 2020. On March 25, 2020, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) informed stakeholders that the Atlanta National... Read More

Tags: 9089 , perm , DOL , oflc

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

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

Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department [of Labor] has released its Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report . The 2010 Annual Report presents information on the Prevailing Wage Determination Process, Permanent Labor Certification and Temporary Nonimmigrant Labor... Read More

DOL Releases Updated 2010 Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An updated version of the OFLC 2010 Annual Report has been prepared. You can view this report by clicking here ." - DOL, Oct. 12, 2011. Read More

DOL OFLC Updates - Sept. 2014
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted updated program factsheets containing the FY 2014 Q4 TD selected statistics for the Permanent Labor Certification Program , Prevailing Wage Determination Program , H-1B Temporary Visa Program... Read More

Tags: updates , DOL , oflc

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