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  • DOL Experiencing Technical Problems with ETA 9089 Biographical Data (12/6/2011)
    AILA has received a number of reports from members who are experiencing technical problems with the alien’s biographical information section on the PERM ETA 9089. AILA Liaison has reported these problems to DOL. AILA Doc. No. 11120662.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120662.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (10/5/11)(240 KB - 10/27/2011)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the October 5, 2011 DOL Stakeholders Meeting in Washington, DC. Topics include: 2011 OFLC report, supervised recruitment, prevailing wage updates, H-2Bs, H-2As, new OES codes, alternative wage surveys, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11102768.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102768.
  • Call for Examples: PERM Audits Seeking Declaration of Payments (9/22/2011)
    AILA Liaison seeks examples of recent PERM audit notices asking for sworn declarations from the employer and employee stating whether the employer received payment in exchange for any activity related to obtaining the labor certification. AILA Doc. No. 11092232.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092232.
  • DOL Investigating iCERT “Glitch” Reported by Members (9/20/2011)
    AILA members report receiving an error message when using “N/A” to complete Part G of the ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application in the iCERT system. DOL is aware of the problem and is working on a solution. Watch InfoNet for updates. AILA Doc. No. 11092068.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092068.
  • Report from 9/9/11 DOL Stakeholder Call on PWs(59 KB - 9/12/2011)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee report from the 9/9/11 DOL stakeholder call providing an update on prevailing wages (PW), including a status update on PERM PW requests, an update on where the DOL is with H-2B PW redeterminations, and a time frame for bringing PW requests current. AILA Doc. No. 11091230.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091230.
  • Report from DOL Stakeholder Call: Prevailing Wage Suspension(16 KB - 8/25/2011)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee report from the 8/18/11 DOL stakeholder call on the suspension of all non-H-2B prevailing wage determinations while DOL focuses its resources on reissuing several thousand H-2B wage determinations. The report includes stakeholder Q&As. AILA Doc. No. 11082562.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082562.
  • DOL Committee Critical Issues Liaison Update (8/4/2011)
    AILA Liaison requested a stakeholder meeting with the DOL to get guidance on several urgent issues, including prevailing wages processing, the Minnesota SWA shutdown, new SOC codes in iCERT, clarification of job zone levels for certain occupations, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11080434.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080434.
  • PERM Form Printing Glitch (8/2/2011)
    AILA has learned that DOL is experiencing a problem with the print function of the PERM online application. DOL is working to resolve the problem. AILA Doc. No. 11080234.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080234.
  • What’s Going on with DOL Prevailing Wage Determinations? (Updated 10/24/11) (9/15/2011)
    On October 24, 2011, the DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that it plans to be “current” on prevailing wage determinations. AILA Doc. No. 11072571.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072571.
  • Minnesota Government Shutdown and Job Orders for H-2A, H-2B and PERM (Updated 7/18/11) (7/18/2011)
    AILA Liaison update on job order procedures for H-2A, H-2B and PERM in light of the Minnesota government shutdown. AILA Doc. No. 11071577.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071577.
  • DOL Updates Online Wage Library (7/1/2011)
    DOL has updated the Online Wage Library for the 7/2011 through 6/2012 program year. AILA Doc. No. 11070169.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070169.
  • AILA/DOL Liaison Practice Pointer: Lost Labor Certifications (5/13/2011)
    DOL Liaison Committee practice pointer advises members on steps that can be taken to ensure that a labor certification that has been lost in the mail does not expire before the I-140 can be filed. AILA Doc. No. 11051367.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051367.
  • DOL Liaison Committee Seeks Examples of Prevailing Wage RFIs (5/11/2011)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee seeks examples of Requests for Information (RFI) on prevailing wage requests. AILA Doc. No. 11051174.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051174.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (4/7/11)(56 KB - 4/29/2011)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the April 7, 2011 DOL Stakeholders Meeting in Washington, DC. Topics include: 2010 DOL Performance Report and Integrity Review, FAQ publication, LCAs, iCERT enhancements, H-2Bs, ACWIA wages, PERM recruitment, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11042962.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042962.
  • DOL Increases Character Capacity of Wage Redetermination Request Box (4/11/2011)
    DOL has increased the character capacity of the redetermination request box on the iCERT Prevailing Wage Module from 255 to 1,000 characters. AILA Doc. No. 11041130.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041130.
  • Notes from DOL Stakeholders Teleconference (2/10/11)(87 KB - 2/18/2011)
    DOL Liaison Committee notes from the February 10, 2011 DOL Stakeholders Teleconference. Topics include: LCAs, H-2As, prevailing wage issues, Help Desk and customer service, audits and denials, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11021834.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021834.
  • DOL Advises on Impact of Adverse Weather in Atlanta on Filing Deadlines (1/13/2011)
    DOL responded to questions posed by the AILA DOL Liaison Committee about the impact of the January 2011 snow storm in Atlanta on mail delivery and filing deadlines. AILA Doc. No. 11011360.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011360.