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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

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

Keeping Up with OFLC: New PERM FAQ, FLAG and More
Posted on 16 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, May 13-16, 2019 "May 16 - As part of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) ongoing efforts to increase public outreach and technical assistance to the stakeholder community, OFLC is making available a series of presentations... Read More

Tags: perm , oflc

How Binding Are DOL FAQs? - Cora-Ann Pestaina
Posted on 24 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann Pestaina, Aug. 22, 2017 - "As PERM practitioners, we are all familiar with Department of Labor’s (DOL) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Going as far back as 2005, the year of the inception of the PERM program, there have been various... Read More

Tags: perm , pestaina , DOL , oflc , faq

Why Was My PERM Selected For Audit?
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The OFLC Audit Plan presents Audit and Supervised Recruitment Tiers which specify the types of cases that will be targeted for Audit Review and tagged for Supervised Recruitment. As the DOL has indicated, this plan is being released in response... Read More

Tags: plan , perm , audit , pestaina , DOL , oflc

OFLC Stakeholder Notice regarding handling of applications and responses after government shutdown
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"OFLC appreciates the challenges the regulated community has experienced as a result of the lapse in appropriations, which resulted in the cessation of the operation of OFLC's electronic systems, and further resulted in a backlog of documents... Read More

Tags: perm , oflc , shutdown , H-2B

OFLC Posts PERM FAQ Round 13 (Oct. 7, 2016)
Posted on 11 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Oct. 7, 2016 - " The Department of Labor has published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Round 13 related to preparing the required recruitment report for employers seeking labor certification under the PERM Program along with two "best... Read More

Tags: recruitment , perm , DOL , oflc , faq

OFLC PERM Audit Plan Released
Posted on 1 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Section 212(a)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act requires the Secretary to certify the admissibility of a foreign national for employment only when the Secretary can certify that the employment of that foreign worker will not adversely... Read More

Tags: perm , oflc , audit plan