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DOL Advisory for TARP Fund Recipient Employers Following Enactment of Stimulus Act

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09022070 (posted Feb. 20, 2009)"

The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted the following notice on its website:

For LCA System:

WARNING: Effective upon the enactment of HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, pursuant to section 1611(b), Div. A, it shall be unlawful for any recipient of funding under title I of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-343) or section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 342 et seq.) to hire any nonimmigrant described in section 101(a)(15)(h)(i)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(h)(i)(b)) for new employment unless the recipient is in compliance with the requirements for an H-1B dependent employer (as defined in section 212(n)(3) (8 U.S.C. 1182(n)(3))), except that the second sentence of section 212(n)(1)(E)(ii) of such Act shall not apply. Employers who are recipients of such funding may not file Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) for new employment unless they complete the actions and make the attestations required of dependent employers. *Until further notice, for those companies that are not dependent H-1B employers but are subject to this provision, please check Box "B" in Section F-1.1 of the ETA-9035 in order to demonstrate compliance as required. It is recommended that such employers retain documentation regarding their status.*

Information regarding the additional attestations required of H-1B-dependent employers-non-displacement and recruitment of U.S. workers--can be found at 20 CFR sections 655.738 and 655.739. For information regarding those employers who are recipients of such funding, go to http://www.treas.gov/initiatives/eesa/transactions.shtml