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  • DOL Proposed Rule on Labor Certifications for Researchers (4/22/1996)
    DOL proposed rule amending regulations related to labor certification for permanent employment of immigrant aliens, changing the way that prevailing wage determinations are made for researchers employed by colleges and universities. (61 FR 17610, 4/22/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96042259.
  • DOL Publishes H-1B Regulations (12/20/2000)
    The DOL's long-delayed H-1B regulations implementing ACWIA are published in interim final form. They take effect on 1/19/00, except for prevailing wage provisions that are effective immediately. Comments are due 2/20/01 and comments on the new LCA form are due 1/19/01. (65 FR 80109, 12/20/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00122001.
  • DOL Notice of Intent to Revise Labor Certification Program (8/25/2000)
    DOL announces that it is developing plans to change the permanent labor certification program to a system of pre-filing recruitment (similar to RIR), automated review (similar to LCA faxback), and targetted and random audits of applications. (65 FR 51777, 8/25/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00082501.
  • DOL Issues H-1C Nurses Regulation (8/22/2000)
    DOL has issued interim final regulations, with opportunity for comment, regarding the filing and enforcement of attestations by facilities seeking to employ H-1C nurses. Comments due 9/21/00. (65 FR 51137, 8/22/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00082201.
  • DOL Conversion Regulations for Labor Certification Process (7/26/2000)
    DOL proposed regulation would allow employers to request that certain previously-filed labor certification applications be processed as reductions in recruitment. Comments due 8/25/00. (65 FR 46081, 7/26/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00072601.
  • DOL Proposes New Fee Structure for H-2A Petitions (7/14/2000)
    DOL proposes a 3-tier fee for H-2A certifications, based on the number of workers sought and ranging from $150 to $1,000 per certification. The standard I-129 filing fee also would apply. Fees would be refunded if the petition is denied. Comments are due by 8/14/00. (65 FR 43545, 7/13/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00071302.
  • DOL Takes on H-2A Authority (7/14/2000)
    Under a DOL regulation effective 11/13/00, DOL will have the authority to adjudicate and revoke H-2A petitions, which are to be filed on a single form that consolidates the I-129 and ETA 750 for these purposes. (65 FR 43538, 7/13/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00071301.
  • DOL Issues Notice for 2000 AEWR (2/4/2000)
    DOL’s Office of Workforce Security has announced the adverse effect wage rate (AEWR) for 2000 for employers seeking nonimmigrant alien workers for temporary or seasonal, agricultural labor and services. The AEWR is in effect starting February 4, 2000. (65 FR 5696, 2/4/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00020401.
  • DOL Publishes Latest Rule on H-1B Workers (2/5/1999)
    AILA summary of the 1/5/99 Department of Labor Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update its regulations for administration of the H-1B visa program, following enactment last year of the new H-1B law, the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA).
    AILA Doc. No. 99020558.
  • DOL Final Rule on H-2A Workers (6/29/1999)
    Effective 7/29/99, this rule reduces the time in advance that an H-2A must be filed from 60 to 45 days, allows housing to be inspected as late as 20 days before the date of need, and modifies the notification requirement for when H-2As depart for the place of business. (64 FR 34957, 6/29/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99062940.
  • DOL Comment Request on GAL 1-97 on Changes to Increase Efficiency (5/4/1999)
    DOL request for comments on GAL No. 1-97, Measures for Increasing Efficiency in the Permanent Labor Certification Process, which was issued as a result of Lauretta v. Herman (9th Circuit, 5/5/99). Comments are due by 7/6/99. (64 FR 23983, 5/4/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99050458.
  • DOL Proposed Rule on Labor Certification for H-2A Workers (10/2/1998)
    DOL proposed rule to improve H-2A program performance by reducing the amount of time prior the occupancy that housing must be made available, reducing the time prior to need that the application must be filed, and transfering the approval responsibility from INS to DOL. (63 FR 53244, 10/2/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98100258.
  • DOL on Federal Unemployment Compensation (4/20/1998)
    DOL ETA Determination of eligibility for unemployment compensation. This means an alien must be legally authorized to work at the time compensation is claimed to meet available for work requirements. (63 FR 19517, 4/20/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98042059.
  • DOL Final Rule with Changes on Prevailing Wages for Researchers (3/20/1998)
    DOL final rule on the way prevailing wage determinations are made for researchers employed by colleges and universities, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC's) operated by colleges and universities, and federal research agencies. (63 FR 13755, 3/20/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98032059.
  • DOL Streamlines Regulations to Remove Duplicative Ones (9/30/1996)
    DOL is removing duplicative immigration regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations for H-1As, D-1s, H-1s, and F-1s. These regulations will continue to appear in the Employment and Training Administration's regulations. (61 FR 51013, 9/30/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96093059.
  • DOL Correction to Labor Certification Process for Researchers (4/26/1996)
    DOL correction to the 4/22/96 proposed rule on the labor certification process for the permanent employment of researchers employed by colleges and universities. (61 FR 18650, 4/26/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96042659.
  • DOL Rule on Off-Campus Work Authorization for F-1s (11/29/1995)
    The DOL amends regulations relating to attestations by employers seeking to use nonimmigrant foreign (F-1) students in off-campus work extending the period of applicability of attestations through 9/30/96, the expiration date of the F-1 program. (60 FR 61209, 11/29/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95112959.
  • DOL Final Rule on Seasonal Agricultural Workers (11/7/1995)
    DOL final rule to remove regulations at 29 CFR parts 502 and 503, which were promulgated under Sec. 210A of the INA, as amended by IRCA. These regulations implement requirements of a special program for nonimmigrants in seasonal agricultural services which ended with FY1992. (60 FR 54803, 10/26/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95102699.
  • DOL Notice of Enforcement on H-1B Regs (10/2/1995)
    DOL notice of enforcement policy regarding a provision of the regulations governing the enforcement of labor condition applications for H-1B employers. (60 FR 49505, 9/26/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95100259.
  • DOL Interim Final Rule on F-1 Attestations (9/27/1995)
    DOL amends regulations relating to attestations by employers seeking to use nonimmigrant foreign (F-1) students in off-campus work. Since existing attestations expire in September 1995, this rule extends the period of applicability of attestations through 11/30/95. (60 FR 49753, 9/27/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95092759.
  • Employer Attestation for F-1s Extended Until 9/30/95 (8/1/1995)
    DOL amends regulations relating to attestations byemployers seeking to use nonimmigrant foreign (F-1) students in off-campus work. DOL continues to review comments submitted by the public on the interim final rule and expects to publish a final rule shortly. (60 FR 38957, 7/31/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95080159.
  • DOL Requests Comments on Permanent Labor Certification Program (7/26/1995)
    The ETA is in the process of reengineering the permanent labor certification process by making fundamental changes and refinements to streamline the process and save on resources. Comments are due by 8/22/95. (60 FR 36440, 7/17/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95072659.
  • DOL List of Health Care Facilities that Submitted Nurse Attestations (7/24/1995)
    DOL Employment and Training Administration notice on attestations filed by facilities using nonimmigrant aliens as registered nurses. (60 FR 37903, 7/24/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95072459.
  • Correction on Migrant/Seasonal Agricultural Workers Regulations (3/23/1995)
    DOL correction to migrant and seasonal agricultural worker protection regulations in the CFR. (60 FR 15232, 5/23/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95032359.
  • DOL Issues Notice on H-2B Procedures (2/9/1995)
    DOL notice revising procedures for processing H-2B applications in nonagricultural occupations, including revised standards for determining the temporary nature of a job under the H-2B classification. (60 FR 7216, 2/7/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95020730.
  • DOL Interim Final Rule on Student Off-Campus Work Authorization (12/15/1994)
    On December 15, 1994, the DOL interim final rule on Foreign Students Attestations by Employers for Off-Campus Work Authorization was published in the Federal Register. (59 FR 0, 12/15/94)
    AILA Doc. No. 94121559.
  • DOL Final Rule on LCAs for H1Bs (12/19/1994)
    On 12/20/94 in the Federal Register, the ETA and the ESA of the Department of Labor issued regulations governing the filing and enforcement of labor condition applications filed by employers seeking to employ foreign workers under the H-1B nonimmigrant visa classification. (59 FR 0, 12/20/94)