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  • New Jersey Ice Cream Company Will Pay Over $82,000 for H-2B Violations(547 KB - 12/4/2012)
    DOL press release announcing that Popsy Pop ice cream company will pay over $82,000 in civil money penalties for willful violations of the H-2B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act for misrepresenting wages and number of positions for H-2B workers they hired.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120454.
  • DOL PowerPoint on H-2B Electronic Filings Through iCERT(1862 KB - 11/21/2012)
    DOL PowerPoint presentation from October 2012 webinars on the implementation of electronic filing in the H-2B visa program through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System, highlighting major features, impact on H-2B process, and implementation schedule.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112148.
  • DOL Webinars on H-2A/H-2B Electronic Filings Through iCERT(511 KB - 11/21/2012)
    DOL invitation October/November 2012 webinars on electronically filing H-2A and H-2B applications through the iCERT Visa Portal System.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112147.
  • DOL Fact Sheet on H-2B Electronic Filing System(495 KB - 9/26/2012)
    DOL fact sheet on a new web-based tool that will re-engineer the processing of H-2b applications filed by U.S. employers or their authorized representatives through the iCERT Visa Portal System beginning on 10/15/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092651.
  • DOL Fact Sheet on H-2A Electronic Filing System(495 KB - 9/26/2012)
    DOL fact sheet on a new web-based tool that will re-engineer the processing of H-2A applications filed by U.S. farmers, ranchers, and associations of agricultural producers through the iCERT Visa Portal System beginning 12/10/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092650.
  • DOL Online Resource Page on H-2A and H-2B Electronic Filings (9/25/2012)
    DOL online resource page on the implementation of electronic filing for the H-2A and H-2B visa programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System, with a schedule of webinars on iCERT implementation of both electronic filing systems and announcements.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092547.
  • Chicago National Processing Center Has Moved!(632 KB - 8/2/2012)
    DOL alert with the new mailing addresses for the Chicago National Processing Center (NPC), effective 8/2/12, for the D-1, H-2A, and H-2B programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080254.
  • DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification Resource Page (7/18/2012)
    DOL resource page where users can access performance data including annual reports, selected statistics by program, and disclosure data.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071844.
  • DOL Negotiates $2.3 Million in Back Wages for H-2A Workers(1015 KB - 7/11/2012)
    DOL press release announcing that Nevada-based onion grower, Peri & Sons, has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A temporary agricultural program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071144.
  • Tech Company Agrees to Pay Over $740,000 to 73 H-1B Workers(1206 KB - 6/21/2012)
    DOL Wage and House Division press release announcing that a Georgia technology company has agreed to pay $741,288 in back wages to 73 H-1B employees, following an investigation that found multiple violations of the H-1B program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062147.
  • DOL Secretary Solis Statement on Deferred Action Process(462 KB - 6/20/2012)
    DOL press release from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on the deferred action process for young people and its potential impact on the U.S. workforce.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062053.
  • DOL Alert that 2012 H-2B Final Rule Not Implemented(527 KB - 5/7/2012)
    DOL alert that on 4/26/12, the 2012 H-2B final rule was preliminarily enjoined by the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida, and has not been implemented. Employers should file H-2B applications under the 2008 rules.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050751.
  • DOL Stakeholder Engagement on 2012 H-2B Final Rule (4/17/2012)
    DOL presentations from stakeholder engagements during March and April 2012 on the 2012 Final Rule for H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Process including presentations on the process, administrative and program integrity, enforcement, and immigration discrimination.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041752.
  • DOL E-Mail Notification Program Now Includes H-2Bs(511 KB - 3/27/2012)
    DOL update announcing that the Chicago National Processing Center has announced that it will be expanding its E-Mail Notification Program to all H-2B stakeholders who elect to participate in the program, effective 4/9/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032746.
  • H-2A E-Mail Notification Program Expanded(511 KB - 3/27/2012)
    DOL update announcing that Chicago National Processing Center will expand E-Mail Notification Program to all H-2A stakeholders who elect to participate. Participating H-2A employers will no longer receive hard copy notifications of certain actions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032743.
  • DOJ Extradites Immigration Fraud Mill Ringleader to New York(40 KB - 3/23/2012)
    DOJ press release on arrest of Earl Seth David from Canada to face charges of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, conspiracy to make false statements to immigration authorities and more charges stemming from his law firm filing over 20,000 false immigration applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032364.
  • DOL Offers E-mail Notification of Website Updates(227 KB - 3/21/2012)
    DOL now offers the ability to subscribe to receive e-mail alerts whenever DOL updates the OFLC website, new program updates, outreach announcements, new FAQ’s, and disclosure data.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032171.
  • DOL H-2B Program Enforcement Presentation(326 KB - 3/20/2012)
    DOL Wage and Hour Division presentation on H-2B program enforcement.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032067.
  • DOL H-2B Final Rule Briefing Session Slides(776 KB - 3/20/2012)
    DOL presentation slides from the March/April 2012 briefing sessions for stakeholders on the 2012 H-2B final rule.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032066.
  • DOL Invitation on H-2B Stakeholder Webinars for March 2012(217 KB - 3/2/2012)
    DOL instructions regarding three public webinars,“H-2B Final Rule Stakeholder Briefing”. No registration necessary.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030268.
  • DOL Comparison of 2009 and 2012 H-2B Rules(501 KB - 2/13/2012)
    DOL’s Wage and Hour Division side-by-side chart comparing the 2009 and the 2012 H-2B rules.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021348.
  • iCERT Prevailing Wage Module Enhancements(247 KB - 2/1/2012)
    Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) fact sheet on several major enhancements to its web-based iCERT Visa Portal System to enhance customer service and improve the processing of employer requests for prevailing wage determinations.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020165.
 
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