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  • DOL Alert on No USP Mail Delivery on 12/23/11(506 KB - 12/21/2011)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that UPS will not be providing delivery or pickup services on Friday, 12/23/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122102.
  • DOL Updates Labor Certification Debarment List(477 KB - 12/19/2011)
    A 12/19/11 Department of Labor list of employers, attorneys, and/or agents debarred from the permanent labor certification program, and list of employers debarred from the H-2A and H-2B temporary labor certification programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121948.
  • OALJ Website Will Be Unavailable Between 12/14 and 12/15 (12/14/2011)
    DOL alert to stakeholders that the Office of Administrative Law Judges’ (OALJ) website will be unavailable between 3pm on 12/14/11 and 9am 12/15/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121472.
  • DOL Advises Public on Thanksgiving UPS Mail Schedule(233 KB - 11/23/2011)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that UPS will not be providing delivery or pickup services on Thursday, 11/24/11 and Friday, 11/25/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112363.
  • DOL Processing Times for PWDs as of 11/17/11(234 KB - 11/23/2011)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that it is now current on PERM and H-1B prevailing wage determinations and anticipates becoming current on H-2B determinations the week of 11/27/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112360.
  • DOL Compliance Assistance Workshops on H-2A and MSPA Rules(328 KB - 11/8/2011)
    DOL Wage and Hour Division invites agricultural employers and farm labor contactors in Florida to attend free labor law trainings being held from 12/5/11 through 12/7/11, covering H-2A and MSPA rules. Information on topics to be discussed and the training schedule is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110860.
  • DOL Processing Times for PWDS as of 10/24/11(110 KB - 10/24/2011)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that it plans to be “current” on prevailing wage determinations (PWDs) as follows: PERM--week of 10/23/11; H-1B--week of 11/6/11; H-2B—week of 12/18/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102421.
  • DOL Delays Revision of the Wage Methodology for the H-2B Program(27 KB - 9/23/2011)
    DOL press release announcing that it will postpone the effective date of the H-2B wage methodology final rule for a period of 60 days, from 9/30/11 to 11/30/11. The postponement is intended to avoid administering the H-2B program under potentially conflicting court orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092361.
  • DOL Invitation to Prevailing Wage Conference for Government Contracting Officials(212 KB - 9/14/2011)
    DOL press release announcing that it will host a free conference via webcast to provide Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act compliance assistance for federal, state, and local contracting officials on October 4 – 5, 2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091465.
  • OFLC Q&As on Delays in the Issuance of PWDs and H-1B LCAs(51 KB - 9/12/2011)
    OFLC Q&As regarding delays in the issuance of prevailing wage determinations and H-1B labor condition applications, including information on alternative sources for obtaining a prevailing wage in support of an H-1B application.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091232.
  • DOL Re-issuing 3,500 H-2B Wage Determinations(50 KB - 9/12/2011)
    DOL announcement regarding the re-issuing of wage determinations on more than 3,500 previously certified H-2B applications which must be completed prior to 9/30/11 in accordance with the shift in the effective date of the wage methodology final rule.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091231.
  • Phone Outages at OALJ National Office(71 KB - 9/9/2011)
    DOL Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) notice that the phone service at OALJ’s national office in Washington, D.C., continued to be non-operational through 9/8/11 and is expected to be restored on the afternoon of 9/9/11. Phones are operating at OALJ’s district offices.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090731.
  • Update on OFLC Incorporation of the New SOC 2010(44 KB - 7/26/2011)
    DOL update regarding the incorporation of data based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), as well as examples of the 2010 SOC and the 2000 SOC for selected occupations issued by the National Prevailing Wage Center.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072630.
  • DOL Announces Prince George’s County Public Schools to Pay $4.2 Million in Back Wages(22 KB - 7/8/2011)
    DOL press release announcing that Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools system has agreed to pay $4.2 million in back wages due to H-1B employees because the employees were required to pay fees that the school system should have paid.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070862.
  • DOL Announces Back Wages and Penalties for Violating H-2A Program(25 KB - 5/20/2011)
    DOL press release announcing an order for Global Horizons, Inc. to pay $153,000 in back wages to 88 workers, plus $194,000 in penalties, for violating provisions of the H-2A program. Under the order, Global Horizons will be debarred from the H-2A program for three years.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052074.
  • DOL Announces U Visa Certification Process and Protocols(56 KB - 4/29/2011)
    DOL press release announcing protocols for certifying U visa applications, and that the U visa certification process will be handled by the Wage and Hour Division’s regional administrators. Q&As about the U visa certification process and protocols follows the press release.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042960.
  • DOL Announces Website for Public Feedback on Regulations(209 KB - 3/18/2011)
    DOL press release announcing a new online tool to collect public feedback on ways to improve regulations and the department’s regulatory review process. The online tool is part of the department’s compliance with Executive Order 13563. Comments are due by 3/31/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031864.
  • DOL Resources on H-2B Proposed Rule(604 KB - 3/18/2011)
    DOL announcement and fact sheet on the proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on 3/18/11, which proposes to amend the H-2B regulations governing the process by which employers apply for a temporary labor certification to hire employees in H-2B status.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031861.
  • DOL Announces Final Rule to Revise Wage Calculations for the H-2B Program(214 KB - 1/19/2011)
    DOL press release announcing the Employment and Training Administration’s publication of a final rule that revises the wage calculations for the H-2B program. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on 1/19/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011862.
 
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