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DOL ETA News, May 14, 2012

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 and on the FAQs page of the OFLC website under...

New DOL FAQs on Job Order, PERM

Must the employer place a job order with the State Workforce Agency (SWA) or will a job order placed on America's Job Bank (AJB) be sufficient? The employer is required to place a job order with the SWA serving the area of intended employment. It is recognized that states vary in their...

New FAQ regarding notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM applications

"This FAQ addresses how an employer is to demonstrate that it notified and considered laid-off U.S. workers for the job opportunity listed on the ETA Form 9089. To read the FAQ, please click here and scroll to the PERM / Recruitment Report subheading." - DOL, Feb. 21, 2014 .

Cyrus D. Mehta on PERM, Laid-Off U.S. Workers

" The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has added a new question and answer (Q&A) to its frequently asked questions (FAQ). The new Q&A concerns notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM labor certification applications. ... Unfortunately...

Two New DOL PERM FAQs - July 28, 2014

" Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been posted for the PERM Program. The first new FAQ addresses when an employer should mark "yes" when responding to the Question C.9 on the ETA Form 9089: "is there a familial relationship between the foreign worker and the owners, stockholders...

OFLC Posts PERM FAQ Round 13 (Oct. 7, 2016)

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 practice" sample recruitment reports. The Round...

DOL Posts PERM Actual Minimum Requirements FAQ (Mar. 6, 2017)

DOL, Mar. 6, 2017 - "The new guidance will be applicable to all applications filed on or after March 20, 2017."

OFLC Temporarily Pulls PERM FAQ Round 14 (Mar. 10, 2017)

OFLC, Mar. 10, 2017 - "In light of stakeholder input, which the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is considering, OFLC has temporarily removed from its website PERM FAQ Round 14 regarding Actual Minimum Requirements, originally published on March 6, 2017. OFLC will clarify and republish...

How Binding Are DOL FAQs? - Cora-Ann Pestaina

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 rounds of DOL FAQs on a wide range of topics...