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  • DOL TEGL Advises on SWA Grant Allocations through March 2009(36 KB - 12/8/2008)
    A 12/3/08 Foreign Labor Certification Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) advises SWAs of Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) grant allocations for the first 92 days of the FY 2009 Continuing Resolution (CR) in effect 10/1/08 through 3/6/09. AILA Doc. No. 08120866.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120866.
  • Chicago National Processing Center E-mail Address for Changes to H-2As (11/5/2008)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has introduced an electronic mailbox at the Chicago National Processing Center specifically for processing employer’s requests for extending or amending certified H-2A applications. AILA Doc. No. 08110562.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110562.
  • DOL Replies to AILA Letter Regarding Right to Counsel (10/31/2008)
    On October 29, 2008, the Department Of Labor responded to a letter that AILA sent regarding the legitimate role of Counsel during the permanent labor certification process. AILA Doc. No. 08103165.
    AILA Doc. No. 08103165.
  • DOL to Attorneys: Never Mind (Sort of) (9/17/2008)
    In the latest twist of the “Fragomen audit saga,” the DOL has announced that it will apply its 8/29/08 “guidance” only to recruitment begun after the date of that guidance, and that pending audits for this reason will be released. AILA Doc. No. 08091781.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091781.
  • DOL Tries Again to Regulate the Attorney-Client Relationship(25 KB - 8/29/2008)
    DOL issues a "restatement" of its earlier Bulletin attempting to regulate the relationship between attorneys and their employer clients in the labor certification context. AILA Doc. No. 08082940.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082940.
  • DOL Issues Program Guidance Bulletin on Role of Counsel in Labor Certification(24 KB - 6/13/2008)
    Program Guidance Bulletin on the "Clarification of Scope of Consideration" with respect to the role of counsel in the labor certification process. AILA Doc. No. 08061365.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061365.
  • TEGL 11-07, Change 1: SWA Employment Verification Training Q & As - Round 3(40 KB - 5/1/2008)
    DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) released additional FAQs from a 4/30/08 webinar for SWAs regarding their employment verification obligations. AILA Doc. 08050163.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050163.
  • Jacob Memo Mandating that SWAs Verify Employment Eligibility(228 KB - 4/7/2008)
    A 3/14/08 Memo from Gregory Jacob, Solicitor of Labor, describing the legislative and regulatory authority for the DOL to require SWAs to verify employment eligibility of H-2A applicants. AILA Doc. No. 08040762.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040762.
  • DOL Round 1 FAQs on National Processing Center Specialization(378 KB - 4/3/2008)
    On 4/3/08 DOL released Round 1 FAQs on National Processing Center (NPC) specialization. Effective 6/1/08 application filings will be centralized, with PERM applications and temporary applications to be handled by different NPCs. The FAQs address PERM Notices of Filing, Requests for Reconsideration/Appeals, and Responses to Audit Letters. AILA Doc. No. 08040332.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040332.
  • DOL Round 2 FAQs on the “Substitutions Plus” Final Rule(17 KB - 4/2/2008)
    On 3/31/08 DOL released Round 2 FAQs on the 5/17/07 final rule on labor certifications, attorney’s fees and other matters. AILA Doc. No. 08040234.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040234.
  • TEGL 11-07 Round Two FAQs on H-2A Labor Certification Applications(28 KB - 3/7/2008)
    On 3/6/08 the DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted Round Two of FAQs on TEGL 11-07, Change 1, which clarified the processing of H-2A labor certification applications. AILA Doc. No. 08030764.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030764.
  • TEGL 11-07 Round One FAQs on H-2A Labor Certification Applications(47 KB - 2/6/2008)
    On 2/5/08 the DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted Round One of FAQs on TEGL 11-07, Change 1, which clarified the processing of H-2A labor certification applications. AILA Doc. No. 08020663.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020663.
  • DOL TEGL on Job Bank Security Fraud Awareness(188 KB - 1/25/2008)
    On 1/23/08 DOL issued a TEGL to increase awareness about the potential vulnerability of personal information and other data stored in state job bank data systems. AILA Doc. No. 08012564.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012564.
  • DOL TEGL Advises SWAs of Grant Allocations Under Continuing Budget Resolution(124 KB - 1/14/2008)
    A 1/11/08 Training and Employment Guidance Letter from the DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification advises State Workforce Agencies of their Alien Labor Certification grant allocations under the FY 2008 Continuing Budget Resolution. AILA Doc. No. 08011465.
    AILA Doc. No. 08011465.