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  • Paper Version of Form ETA 9089 (3/28/2005)
    Paper version, and link to electronic filing system, for the final version of the new PERM labor certification form, ETA 9089.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032861.
  • Minutes of AILA-DOL Liaison Meeting (11/14/05)(73 KB - 12/2/2005)
    Discussions with DOL covered 45-day letters and other issues involving the backlog elimination centers as well PERM-related issues, including: mail-in applications, recruitment, prevailing wage issues, processing times, and erroneous denials. List of PERM Do's and Don'ts from DOL included.
    AILA Doc. No. 05120260.
  • DOL Alert: Labor Certifications Now Printed on Blue Paper (11/7/2005)
    DOL advises that permanent labor certifications will now "have a new look" and will be printed on blue-colored paper.
    AILA Doc. No. 05110760.
  • DOL Explanation of BEC FIFO Procedures (11/3/2005)
    Although the BECs and ETA regional offices processing labor certification applications do follow FIFO procedures, a number of factors impact the order in which a case ultimately reaches disposition, relative to other cases in the permanent labor certification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 05110360.
  • DOL Advises on Updated E-mail Addresses (10/19/2005)
    An email from DOL indicates that DOL will no longer be checking the perm.dflc e-mail box. Members are reminded of the e-mail addresses for technical support and program/policy questions for the PERM program.
    AILA Doc. No. 05101913.
  • DOL Confirms It Has No Policy Requiring Withdrawal of Pending RIR on Filing of PERM (10/17/2005)
    DOL confirms that it has no policy at the current time to withdraw a pending case at a Backlog Elimination Center when a certification is issued under PERM for the same beneficiary.
    AILA Doc. No. 05101744.
  • Labor Certifications from Denver and San Francisco DOL Regional Offices (10/4/2005)
    DOL informs AILA why some members are receiving labor certifications from the Denver and San Francisco regional offices.
    AILA Doc. No. 05100463.
  • Update on DOL Backlog Reduction (9/13/2005)
    Information from AILA's DOL Liaison Committee regarding the current state of affairs at DOL Backlog Elimination Centers.
    AILA Doc. No. 05091371.
  • E-mail Addresses for Special Handling Cases at BECs (9/12/2005)
    DOL provides e-mail addresses to request that special handling applications be identified for processing at the Backlog Elimination Centers (BECs).
    AILA Doc. No. 05091265.
  • Practice Pointer on Completing Form ETA 9089 (8/29/2005)
    Information from DOL Liaison regarding how to handle questions H.6 and J.18 on Form ETA 9089 in certain circumstances, and what is causing some denials on the basis of failure to meet minimum requirements.
    AILA Doc. No. 05082968.
  • Practice Alert on Sources for O*Net Job Zone Information (7/19/2005)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee member Bill Stock has investigated discrepancies between a private publisher's O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles and the on-line O*Net. The conclusion is that users should refer only to the official O*net websites.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071960.
  • Minutes from Teleconference with California LMID (7/18/05) (8/11/2005)
    Minutes from the 7/18/05 teleconference between Jeneace O'Brien of the California LMID and AILA's California chapters' liaisons regarding prevailing wage issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 05081161.
  • Request from DOL Philadelphia Backlog Center (8/8/2005)
    Steve Stefanko of the DOL's Philadelphia Backlog Elimination Center urges that members limit the use of the e-mail address for H-1B extensions beyond the sixth year to cases involving that issue only.
    AILA Doc. No. 05080867.
  • AILA Members' Experience with PERM (7/25/2005)
    Compilation, covering the period 7/11/05 through 7/22/05, of reports from members of their experiences with PERM. Approvals and audit letters are now arriving, and reports of denials have dropped off considerably. A number of previously denied applications are now back in process.
    AILA Doc. No. 05072560.
  • DOL Explains "Failed" Existence Check Items on Screen Shots (7/15/2005)
    DOL explained why some screen shots provided in connection with H-1B extensions beyond the sixth year say "failed" under employer existence. DOL is notifying USCIS of the problem to avoid unwarranted denials.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071567.
  • Update on Pre-7/15/05 PERM Denial Notices (7/15/2005)
    DOL has advised AILA that, if you received a denial notice dated earlier than 6/24/05, you can ignore that notice. Either the case is now being processed for full review or there will be another denial notice.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071564.
  • Update from AILA's DOL Liaison Committee from 2005 AILA Annual Conference (7/15/2005)
    Information provided by DOL at AILA's Annual Conference in Salt Lake City included backlog reduction center operational information, contact information, cases closed in error, special handling cases, and questions sent to client companies as part of the sponsorship check.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071562.
  • Update on Decision Logic and Counting Regulatory Time Periods (7/1/2005)
    DOL indicates that there still are problems with the decision logic on PERM. Also, DOL provides information on how the various required time periods are counted.
    AILA Doc. No. 05070141.
  • DOL Alert on Erroneous Dates on H-1B LCAs (6/20/2005)
    Members have reported receiving certified labor condition applications with month-old start dates rather than the current date. DOL advised AILA that the issue was resolved and affected attorneys will be receiving updated LCAs via e-mail.
    AILA Doc. No. 05062063.
  • Update on PERM and Backlog Reduction Centers (6/16/2005)
    Information regarding PERM processing and communicating with DOL Backlog Reduction Centers, including evidence of the filing of labor certification applications for purposes of extending an H-1B beyond six years.
    AILA Doc. No. 05061614.
  • Contact Information for Backlog Reduction Centers (6/7/2005)
    DOL Liaison provides information on contacting DOL Backlog Elimination Centers (formerly known as Backlog Reduction Centers) by e-mail for various purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 05060771.
  • Obtaining Proof of Filing of Labor Certification Application (5/25/2005)
    Information from DOL on how to obtain proof of filing of a labor certification application from a Backlog Reduction Center for purposes of 7th year H-1B extensions.
    AILA Doc. No. 05052641.
  • Update on PERM Approvals, Denials, and Audit Letters (5/25/2005)
    Highlights from the 5/24/05 AILA teleconference regarding PERM labor certifications, including the issuance of approvals, information about what kinds of denials have been issued and how DOL is handling erroneous ones, and information about what kinds of audit letters AILA members have received.
    AILA Doc. No. 05052560.
  • Alert: New DOL Regulation in Process (5/16/2005)
    DOL has forwarded to OMB a proposed rule titled "Labor Certification for the Permanent Employment of Aliens in the United States; Reducing the Incentives and Opportunities for Fraud and Abuse" which is believed to curtail or eliminate the substitution of beneficiaries on labor certifications.
    AILA Doc. No. 05051662.
  • Alert on 7th Year H-1B Acknowledgements from Backlog Reduction Centers (5/10/2005)
    Information from DOL' Backlog Reduction Centers with respect to requesting confirmation of a labor certification application for purposes of filing for an H-1B extension beyond the sixth year.
    AILA Doc. No. 05051064.
  • Minutes of AILA DOL Liaison Meeting (4/27/05)(130 KB - 5/17/2005)
    Discussions with DOL covered issues relating to PERM implementation and the backlog reduction centers. Topics included 45-day letters, 7th year extension verification issue for H-1Bs, and job orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 05051768.
  • DOL PERM Update (4/22/2005)
    DOL has provided AILA with some information and pointers on the problems being encountered with "denial" results on the case status system, with registration of employers, and with preparing and filing the application.
    AILA Doc. No. 05042245.
  • AILA Members Share Information on Experiences with PERM (4/18/2005)
    Information from fellow AILA members about their experience to date with the PERM labor certification program. Some issues have been communicated to DOL, which is still looking into them and has provided some interim response on some issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041864.
  • Notes from Follow-Up DOL Meeting on Prevailing Wage (3/25/05) (4/7/2005)
    Discussion, following up from liaison meeting, on issues generated by DOL'S prevailing wage guidance. Examples of worksheets for how prevailing wages would be calculated for sample positions are provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 05040763.
  • Minutes of AILA DOL Liaison Meeting (3/17/05)(84 KB - 4/7/2005)
    Discussion with DOL included such issues as re-filing under PERM, recruitment, job orders, prevailing wage, O*net, appeals, audits, and potential filing fees.
    AILA Doc. No. 05040760.
  • Error on DOL Website Regarding Form ETA 9089 (3/28/2005)
    DOL advises that it had posted a version of Form 9089 on its website the morning of 3/28/05 that omitted the OMB approval information. That version, which has since been corrected, cannot be used for mailed in applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032810.
  • DOL Advises on Postmarks Prior to 3/28/05 for Traditional and RIR Filings (3/22/2005)
    DOL advises AILA's DOL Liaison Committee that labor certification applications postmarked or sent by overnight courier before 3/28/05 will be accepted by DOL as traditional or RIR pre-PERM filings.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032266.
  • Update from the New York State Department of Labor (3/8/2005)
    AILA's DOL Liaison Committee provides an update from the New York State Department of Labor office, including information on case transfers to the Philadelphia Backlog Reduction Center, 7th year H-1Bs, and prevailing wage requests.
    AILA Doc. No. 05030862.
  • DOL Provides Information on Filing of New Labor Certification Form(32 KB - 3/11/2005)
    Discussion in a DOL focus group in which AILA participated on the new Form ETA 9089 for PERM includes the process for registration for electronic filing, how the process will work, and information about some of the specific questions on the form.
    AILA Doc. No. 05031166.
  • Update on the Backlog Reduction Centers (3/7/2005)
    This document provides answers to questions on the backlog reduction efforts, including information regarding processing status at the backlog reduction centers, training, satellite offices, and standards.
    AILA Doc. No. 05030769.
  • DOL Responses to AILA Questions at Mid-Year Conference (2/8/2005)
    AILA's DOL Liaison Committee summarizes responses of Bill Carlson, Chief of the DOL Foreign Labor Certification Division, to questions about PERM and backlog reduction posed at AILA's mid-year conference on 1/21/05 in Los Cabos.
    AILA Doc. No. 05020863.
  • Minutes of the 1/5/05 AILA DOL/ETA Liaison Telephonic Meeting (1/21/2005)
    Discussion with the DOL included such topics as the operation of the Backlog Reduction Centers, problems with letters from those centers, LCAs, and regional issues. DOL requested that discussions of PERM issues be deferred to a later date.
    AILA Doc. No. 05012160.
 
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