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  • DOL Instructions on Transfers of Labor Certification Cases from SWAs(47 KB - 12/7/2004)
    DOL memo outlining the schedule and logistics for transfering labor certification applications from the SWAs to the Backlog Processing Centers.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120767.
  • DOL Issues List of Active and Cancelled GALs(128 KB - 11/30/2004)
    DOL list of General Administrative Letters (GAL), including some related to immigration issues, that are still considered active and a list of those considered cancelled. The GAL series has been eliminated in favor of Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs).
    AILA Doc. No. 04113062.
  • DOL Memo to State Workforce Agency Administrators on FY2005 Transition(832 KB - 10/19/2004)
    This memo provides information on the current and contingency plans for the transition of processing labor certification applications from the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to centralized Federal locations. This memo may not be the final plan.
    AILA Doc. No. 04101941.
  • DOL Reiterates "No Expedite" Policy for Labor Certifications (10/4/2004)
    Memo from William Carlson, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor Certification, telling certifying officers that requests for expedite must be denied, and applications processed in filing date order. However, particular types of cases, such as RIRs, may be queued and processed in order within that queue.
    AILA Doc. No. 04100410.
  • Pennsylvania SWA to Transfer Labor Certification Activity to Harrisburg (3/1/2004)
    The Pennsylvania SWA is closing its Philadelphia processing unit as of 4/15/04. As of that date, all applications within the current Philadelphia unit's jurisdiction should be filed at Harrisburg.
    AILA Doc. No. 04030160.
  • California EDD To Seek Confirmation that Labor Certification Applications Are Still Active (1/26/2004)
    The California SWA announces that, as of 2/4/04, it will send out "preassessment letters" as a first step in processing regular labor certification cases. The purpose of the letters is to confirm that the case is still active before worktime is invested in reviewing the case.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012610.
  • DOL Guidance on RIR Review(181 KB - 11/21/2003)
    DOL 11/20/03 guidance memo instructing certifying officers on review of RIR applications, the circumstances under which re-test might be appropriate, the types of re-test available, and the circumstances under which an application may be modified.
    AILA Doc. No. 03112119.
  • DOL Guidance on Determining OES Wage Levels (8/14/2002)
    The Labor Department guidance letter to State Workforce Agencies clarifying the use of OES Level I And Level II skill levels for purposes of prevailing wage determinations.
    AILA Doc. No. 02081440.
  • NLRB’s General Counsel Issues Memo on Procedures and Remedies in Wake of Hoffman Plastic Case(575 KB - 7/25/2002)
    A 7/19/02 memo from the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board sets forth guidance on procedures and remedies concerning employees who may be undocumented aliens in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB.
    AILA Doc. No. 02072503.
  • DOL Prevailing Wage Policy for Nonagricultural Immigration Programs (6/17/2002)
    DOL General Administration Letter No. 2-98, providing policy clarification and procedural guidance for making prevailing wage determinations for nonagricultural immigration programs subsequent to the implementation of OES.
    AILA Doc. No. 02061740.
  • DOL Memo on Use of OES Data for Labor Certification Prevailing Wages (6/17/2002)
    DOL GAL No. 1-00 on the availability and use of Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Data for Alien Labor Certification Prevailing Wage Purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 02061759.
  • DOL Clarifies Previous Memo Regarding the Effect of Layoffs on RIR Cases (6/7/2002)
    The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has issued a clarification regarding its 3/18/02 memo on the effect of layoffs and job market deterioration on pending reduction in recruitment (RIR) cases, stating that request for more information will through NOFs and not letters.
    AILA Doc. No. 02060703.
  • DOL Memo on RIR Adjudications in Climate of Increased Layoffs (3/22/2002)
    In a 3/21/02 memo, DOL issued guidance to the field on the evaluation of reduction in recruitment (RIR) requests when available information indicates that there may have been layoffs in the occupation by the employer or layoffs in the occupation in the area of intended employment.
    AILA Doc. No. 02032232.
 
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