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New OFLC Web Page for AEWR
Posted on 19 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Nov. 19, 2020 "On November 5, 2020, the Department of Labor (Department) published a final rule updating the methodology for determining hourly Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for non-range agricultural occupations in the H-2A visa program... Read More

Tags: oflc , aewr , H-2A

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

OFLC News (June 3, 2020)
Posted on 8 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

June 3, 2020 OFLC Releases Round 4 of COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Further Extensions. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification released Round 4 of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19. COVID-19 Round 4 rescinds and... Read More

Tags: oflc , COVID-19

OFLC Posts COVID-19 FAQ Round 3 (Apr. 9, 2020)
Posted on 9 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 9, 2020 "1. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, can I move my H-1B workers to a new worksite that is located outside the area of intended employment on my certified Labor Condition Application? ... 2. Due to the impact of the... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-1B , COVID-19 , H-2A

OFLC to Decommission iCERT on May 1, 2020
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 8, 2020 "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the legacy iCERT System will be fully decommissioned on May 1, 2020 . As... Read More

Tags: oflc , flag , icert

DOL Posts H-2A FAQ (Apr. 1, 2020)
Posted on 1 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 1, 2020 "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification released Round 2 of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19. The Round 2 FAQs address potential issues regarding the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program... Read More

Tags: oflc , COVID-19 , H-2A

OFLC Temporarily Suspends Mail Processing at Chicago, Atlanta
Posted on 1 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Apr. 1, 2020 " OFLC Temporarily Suspends Daily Mail Processing at Atlanta and Chicago National Processing Centers, Urges Employers to File Documents Electronically. On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker directed all individuals... Read More

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 H-2A Procedure Changes
Posted on 28 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Aug. 27, 2019 " OFLC Announces New H-2A Application Forms and Schedule for Electronic Filing in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced changes to the forms and the online... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2A

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

OFLC Announces Schedule for Electronic Filing of Prevailing Wage Requests in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System
Posted on 4 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, June 4, 2019 "As part of the Department’s technology modernization initiative, the FLAG System is being developed to improve customer service and modernize the administration of foreign labor certification programs through the Employment... Read More

Tags: oflc , eta-9141 , flag , icert

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

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