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  • DOL Online Research Tools and Information Sources (12/13/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides a compiled list of online research tools and information sources for DOL, including DOL items posted on InfoNet, as well as DOL resources on PWDs, LCAs, nonimmigrant categories, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12121342.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121342.
  • Practice Alert: Hurricane Sandy and PERM (11/9/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides a practice alert on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on PERM applications. AILA Doc. No. 12110952.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110952.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (9/28/12)(549 KB - 10/26/2012)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the 9/28/12 stakeholders meeting in Washington, DC. Topics include revisions to the LCA form, H-2A surety bonds, H-2Bs, supervised recruitment, telecommuting, roving employees, alternate wage surveys, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102641.
  • Practice Alert: Negotiating Problematic Placements of Job Orders at SWAs(588 KB - 9/21/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides a practice alert on negotiating problematic placements of job orders at State Workforce Agencies, including problems associated with placing compliant job orders, conflicting guidance from BALCA and DOL FAQs, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12092150.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092150.
  • Practice Alert: Duplicate PERM Approvals – Recertified with New Validity Dates (8/29/2012)
    AILA Liaison has received reports from members where previously approved PERM applications have been “recertified” with new validity dates, which could impact the I-140 if the I-140 was filed prior to the recertification. AILA Doc. No. 12082940.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082940.
  • Practice Pointer: DOL Supervised Recruitment Use of E-mail (8/14/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides a practice pointer on DOL’s supervised recruitment unit and the use of e-mail only to provide supervised recruitment correspondence. AILA Doc. No. 12081443.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081443.
  • AILA Seeks Examples of Problems with Alternate Wage Surveys in PWDs (7/30/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee seeks examples of problems with alternate wage surveys in prevailing wage determinations. AILA Doc. No. 12073041.
    AILA Doc. No. 12073041.
  • Practice Advisory: Listing Alternative PERM Job Requirements on Form 9141(497 KB - 7/26/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides a practice advisory on listing alternative PERM job requirements on Form 9141, based on the 6/21/12 DOL FAQ. AILA Doc. No. 12072645.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072645.
  • iCERT Problems with LCAs – Prevailing Wage Field Requests a Tracking Number (6/1/2012)
    AILA has received reports that when creating LCAs in iCERT, if the user indicates that they are not using a PWD issued by a SWA, iCERT creates an error message if ‘N/A’ is entered in G.7.a., which requests the PWD tracking number. AILA Doc. No. 12060145.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060145.
  • Practice Alert: Prevailing Wage Determinations Issued with Truncated Special Skills (5/30/2012)
    The DOL Liaison Committee has received reports that recently issued prevailing wage determinations may not include all of the special skills entered in part D.b.5. of the ETA 9141. AILA Doc. No. 12053051.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053051.
  • Certified LCAs Sent by iCERT May Be Incomplete (6/7/2012)
    The DOL Liaison Committee has received reports that certified Labor Condition Applications that are attached to iCERT e-mails may not include the Certifying Officer’s signature. AILA Doc. No. 12050473.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050473.
  • Practice Alert: Preparing for DOL’s Expanded Use of Supervised Recruitment(476 KB - 5/23/2012)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee practice alert provides tips and strategies for handling permanent labor certification cases in light of DOL’s recent announcement that it is expanding its use of supervised recruitment. Special thanks to Deborah Notkin and Grace Hoppin. AILA Doc. No. 12052347.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052347.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (3/29/12)(537 KB - 4/25/2012)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the 3/29/12 stakeholders meeting in Washington, DC. Topics include updates from the H-2A Ombudsman, statistics and information on prevailing wage requests, H-2B 2012 Final Rule updates, supervised recruitment issues, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12042544.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042544.
  • New Enhancement to iCERT Visa Portal System (4/23/2012)
    DOL alerted AILA to a newly released enhancement to the iCERT System's LCA Module, which provides a real-time e-check of the FEIN during the case preparation stage ETA Form 9035E. AILA Doc. No. 12042351.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042351.
  • Call for Examples: PERM Denials after Audit Due to Lack of Kellogg Language in Recruitment (2/7/2012)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee seeks examples of PERM denials after audit due to a lack of Kellogg language in the recruitment. Although AILA was advised in January 2012 that such denials were in error, it appears that members continue to receive them. AILA Doc. No. 12020747.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020747.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (1/6/12)(276 KB - 1/13/2012)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the January 6, 2012 DOL Stakeholders Meeting in Washington, DC. Topics include: OFLC statistics, general updates on temporary and permanent programs, ACWIA, alternative wage surveys, erroneous “Kellogg” denials, audits, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12011368.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011368.