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  • DOL FAQ Explains "Hold Harmless" Period for Conversion to RIR(153 KB - 12/22/2006)
    An FAQ from the Dept. of Labor explains the mechanics of a "hold harmless" or "safe harbor" recruitment period for converting traditional labor certification cases to Reduction in Recruitment. AILA Doc. No. 06122211.
    AILA Doc. No. 06122211.
  • PERM FAQs, 11/29/06(52 KB - 12/4/2006)
    AILA’s Department of Labor (DOL) Liaison Committee provides Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Permanent Labor Certification (PERM). Topics include withdrawal, alien experience, timeframes, and acceptable publications. AILA Doc. No. 06120460.
    AILA Doc. No. 06120460.
  • DOL Implements Enhancements to On-Line PERM ETA 9089 (11/17/2006)
    DOL has enhanced the data entry process for the ETA 9089 to warn of typographical errors or inadvertent omissions that could lead to denial. AILA Doc. No. 06111710.
    AILA Doc. No. 06111710.
  • DOL Issues Guidance on Reinstatement of Erroneously Withdrawn BEC Cases (11/15/2006)
    DOL issues guidance regarding reinstatement of BEC cases that were inadvertently identified as pending PERM re-files due to a technical issue and inadvertently withdrawn.
    AILA Doc. No. 06111512.
  • DOL Letter Regarding Extension of RIR Conversion Eligibility Date (10/6/2006)
    Letter from DOL Assistant Secretary Emily DeRocco regarding the extension of the RIR conversion eligibility date and amendments to GAL No. 2-02. AILA Doc. No. 06100665.
    AILA Doc. No. 06100665.
  • DOL Issues FAQ on Extended RIR Date (10/6/2006)
    DOL issued a FAQ regarding the extension of the RIR conversion date to TR applications submitted on or before March 28, 2005. AILA Doc. No. 06100664.
    AILA Doc. No. 06100664.
  • DOL Updates Website Content on Backlog Elimination Centers (Updated 11/13/06) (9/12/2006)
    DOL has updated its website effective September 11, 2006, to include an on-line BEC case status system, a new FAQ on the case status system, and a new FAQ for cases for which there has been no contact from a BEC. AILA Doc. No. 06091277.
    AILA Doc. No. 06091277.
  • DOL Requests Return of BALCA Appeals To Certifying Officers (8/7/2006)
    Letter from the DOL Solicitor's office to BALCA requests that the appeals that were held in abeyance pending the decision in HealthAmerica be returned to the certifying officers for re-adjudication.
    AILA Doc. No. 06080764.
  • DOL Announces Upcoming Revisions to Prevailing Wage Data (6/29/2006)
    DOLETA announced that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has revised prevailing wage data to incorporate new Metropolitan Area and Balance of State area definitions. DOLETA expects to have the new information posted to the Online Wage Library, located on the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center website, by July 6, 2006. A new prevailing wage FAQ has also been posted.
    AILA Doc. No. 06062961.
  • DOL Agrees to Reopen Certain Labor Certification Cases Closed by the BECs (6/8/2006)
    Letter from DOL Asst. Secretary Emily Stover DeRocco responds to correspondence from the AILF Legal Action Center with respect to labor certification applications closed by the Backlog Elimination Centers for failure to respond to 45-day letters. AILA and AILF are in discussions with DOL regarding related details and issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 06060767.
  • DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 8 (3/27/2006)
    DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 8 which discusses the procedure for requesting a duplicate labor certificate, Forms ETA-750 and ETA-9089. AILA Doc. No. 06032716.
    AILA Doc. No. 06032716.
  • DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 6(19 KB - 2/24/2006)
    DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 6 which discusses making corrections to filed PERM applications; re-applying after a denied application for certification; request for review pending with the BALCA; incorrect or incomplete prevailing wage determinations; entering years of experience, education or training on ETA Form 9089; etc. AILA Doc. No. 06022474.
    AILA Doc. No. 06022474.
  • DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 7(14 KB - 2/24/2006)
    DOL Announces PERM FAQ Set 7 which discusses posting timeframe, posting quantity, and posting location. AILA Doc. No. 06022473.
    AILA Doc. No. 06022473.
  • Atlanta DOL PERM Processing Center Clarification of Prevailing Wage Validity(33 KB - 2/7/2006)
    January 9, 2006, DOL Atlanta National Processing Center Prevailing Wage e-gram #06-01 clarifying validity of prevailing wage determinations for PERM case. AILA Doc. No. 06020767.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020767.