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2009

  • DOL ETA Form 9141 and General Instructions (12/7/2009)
    DOL notice that as of 1/1/10, requestors must submit PWD requests using the Application for Prevailing Wage Determination, Form ETA-9141. The notice is effective 11/28/09 for PWD requests for job opportunities in the CNMI.
    AILA Doc. No. 09120765.
  • DOL on Expiration of H-1C Program(67 KB - 11/13/2009)
    DOL announced that effective 12/21/09, the H-1C program will sunset. Absent further legislative action, Congress has not reinstated the H-1C program and will no longer accept H-1C attestations on Form ETA 9081 for foreign nurse positions effective 12/21/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 09111366.
  • DOL Statement on Immigration Enforcement and Workers’ Rights Report(81 KB - 11/3/2009)
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued a statement regarding the AFL-CIO and American Rights at Work report ICED OUT: How Immigration Enforcement Has Interfered with Workers’ Rights, stating that DOL has hired 224 new wage and hour investigators to seek out employers who violate the law.
    AILA Doc. No. 09110368.
  • DOL Recovers More Than $1.4 Million In Back Wages For VSC Contractor(764 KB - 10/14/2009)
    DOL recovered more than $1.4 million in back wages for 237 employees of Computer Sciences Corp., a contractor for the USCIS Vermont Service Center at various locations in St. Albans and Essex Junction, VT.
    AILA Doc. No. 09101465.
  • DOL Notice of Preliminary Injunction Against Suspension of December 2008 H-2A Final Rule (7/6/2009)
    DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted a notice of a preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against the DOL’s suspension of the December 2008 H-2A Final Rule.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070662.
  • DOL Launches iCERT Portal (4/16/2009)
    DOL announced that the new iCERT electronic portal was put in production on 4/15/09. The legacy LCA tools will remain available for four weeks (until 5/15/09) to allow time for a smooth transition.
    AILA Doc. No. 09041663.
  • DOL iCERT Rollout Schedule and User Manuals (4/10/2009)
    DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announcement regarding the new iCERT system rollout schedule. The announcement includes links to user manuals for the account registration process and for preparing and submitting the new LCA.
    AILA Doc. No. 09041064.
  • DOL Announces Back Wages for H-1B Violations Committed by New Jersey IT Company(91 KB - 3/30/2009)
    DOL press release announcing that Cognizant Technology Solutions agreed to pay $509,607 in back wages to 67 H-1B workers for violations of the H-1B program, including failure to pay the workers proper wages, and failure to offer all H-1B workers equal benefits.
    AILA Doc. No. 09033080.
  • DOL H-2A Regulation Mailbox Temporarily Suspended (3/19/2009)
    DOL posted a notice on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification webpage announcing that the H-2A regulations mailbox has been temporarily suspended.
    AILA Doc. No. 09031962.
  • Handouts from DOL Briefings on New ETA 9089 and 9035 Forms (3/6/2009)
    On February 4 and 9, 2009, DOL held public briefings in San Diego and Baltimore on the new ETA 9089 and 9035 forms and provided handouts regarding the online portal system.
    AILA Doc. No. 09030645.
  • DOL Announces Confirmation of Hilda Solis(29 KB - 2/26/2009)
    DOL announced the confirmation of Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor on 2/24/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022673.
  • DOL Advisory for TARP Fund Recipient Employers Following Enactment of Stimulus Act (2/20/2009)
    DOL provides instructions on completing LCAs for employers subject to the H-1B dependent provisions by virtue of being TARP recipients.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022070.
  • DOL E-mails for H-2A and H-2B Employer Use (1/9/2009)
    DOL updated its website to announce the release of final rules on H-2As and H-2Bs in December 2008. Included in the announcement are DOL e-mail addresses for employer use.
    AILA Doc. No. 09010962.
 
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