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  • Practice Alert: Best Internet Browser for iCERT and PERM Systems (11/21/2013)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee confirmed with DOL that both iCERT and PERM work best with Internet Explorer 8.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112137.
  • Call for Examples: DOL Customer Service Issues and PERM Minimum Requirement Denials (11/13/2013)
    DOL Liaison Committee is seeking examples of iCERT/PERM system customer service issues and examples of PERM applications denied without an audit on the grounds that the minimum requirements are. Please send examples to reports@aila.org by November 22, 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111351.
  • Reminder: Submit Shutdown-Affected PERM Filings by 11/14 at 8pm ET (11/12/2013)
    The DOL Liaison Committee alerts members that PERM submissions with out-of-date recruitment or prevailing wage determinations due to the federal government shutdown must be submitted no later than Thursday, 11/14/13, at 8 pm ET due to PERM system maintenance.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111247.
  • AILA Seeks Answers from DOL Following Shutdown (Updated 10/30/13) (10/30/2013)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee continues to receive reports of post-shutdown issues relating to LCAs and PERM and is raising them with DOL. DOL has advised AILA that it continues to work on getting all programs back on track and is developing responses to the outstanding issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102040.
  • Practice Alert: Update on H-2B Adjudications at DOL and USCIS(497 KB - 10/29/2013)
    AILA practice alert providing an update on the significant regulatory changes, litigation, and congressional action relating to H-2B applications. The Alert also provides a general overview of the process for preparing and submitting an ETA 9142, Application for Temporary Employment Certification.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102961.
  • Handling Cases That Are Impacted by the DOL Shutdown(553 KB - 10/8/2013)
    AILA has contacted USCIS and DOL in an effort to obtain information as to how members should proceed with cases that are impacted by the DOL shutdown. While AILA continues to press for answers, in the absence of official guidance from the agencies, members may consider the following approaches.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100820.
  • AILA Liaison Notifies USCIS of iCERT Problems (8/15/2013)
    AILA Liaison informed USCIS of iCERT system problems, such as the printing of blank pages and error messages that prevent access to iCERT accounts.
    AILA Doc. No. 13081456.
  • Resolution to Problem with PERM Sponsorship E-Mails Not Being Generated (Updated 8/14/13) (8/14/2013)
    DOL indicated to AILA Liaison that there has been a resolution to the problems with PERM sponsorship e-mails not being generated or being generated with broken links.
    AILA Doc. No. 13081250.
  • Practice Alert: PERM Denials with Engineering Field as Education Requirement (7/23/2013)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee has received numerous reports from members who have received PERM denials which state that the requirement of a degree in engineering, without specifying a particular field of engineering, is overly broad and therefore tailored to the beneficiary of the application.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072345.
  • DOL Practice Alert: Public Labor Certification Registry Is Now Live (7/5/2013)
    The AILA DOL Committee alerts members to the recent DOL announcement regarding the new Labor Certification Registry (LCR). The committee provides search tips, and seeks feedback from members on their experiences searching the registry as well as their opinions on privacy concerns.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070542.
  • Practice Tip: Completing the New ETA 9141, Prevailing Wage Request Form (6/18/2013)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee practice tip on completing the new ETA Form 9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Request, which went into effect on 6/18/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061842.
  • Practice Pointer: Use of Employee Referral Programs in PERM Recruitment(577 KB - 5/28/2013)
    DOL practice pointer on the use of employee referral programs (ERPs) and DOL’s interpretation of ERP requirements in the PERM regulations. Special thanks to the DOL Liaison Committee.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052847.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholder Meeting (4/11/13)(632 KB - 5/24/2013)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the 4/11/13 meeting in D.C. Topics include iCERT labor certification registry, prevailing wage issues, FAQ on PWDs for combination of occupations, FEIN verification, PERM denials, denials before supervised recruitment is completed, and new ETA-790.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052441.
  • Practice Alert: H-2B Adjudications at DOL and USCIS(490 KB - 4/10/2013)
    DOL practice alert summarizing the current state of H-2B adjudications by the DOL and USCIS in light of recent litigation and legislative action. Special thanks to Jeanne Malitz.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041044.
  • DOL Alert: FEIN Verification Delays (Updated 3/29/13) (3/29/2013)
    DOL Liaison Committee alert to members regarding delays in FEIN verifications due to high volume, including steps that may be taken if you do not receive an FEIN verification e-mail within 48-72 hours of submitting the request.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032749.
  • Practice Tip: Getting the LCA in Hand Before April 1, 2013 (3/11/2013)
    AILA Liaison offers a practice tip on getting a certified LCA in hand before April 1 for cap-subject H-1B filings.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031158.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholder Meeting (2/13/13)(498 KB - 2/21/2013)
    AILA DOL Liaison Committee minutes from the 2/13/13 meeting in DC. Topics include prevailing wage RFIs, private surveys, proposed ETA-9035, PERM audits, SR, DOL customer service, registration issues with PERM, PERM denials, and the iCERT labor certification registry.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022144.
  • DOL Practice Pointers on Common Trends in DOL Audits(584 KB - 1/23/2013)
    The AILA DOL liaison committee provides practice pointers on common trends in DOL audits.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012344.
 
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