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  • DOL Press Release on H-2B Final Rule on Labor Certification(210 KB - 2/10/2012)
    DOL press release on a final rule to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program. The rule will include changes to several aspects of the program to ensure that U.S. workers receive greater access to jobs and strengthens worker protection.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021065.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for December 20, 2012(612 KB - 12/21/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 12/20/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12122140.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122140.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for December 13, 2012(594 KB - 12/14/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 12/13/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12121440.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121440.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for December 6, 2012(1135 KB - 12/7/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 12/6/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12120764.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120764.
  • 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120454.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for November 29, 2012(605 KB - 11/30/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 11/29/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12113041.
    AILA Doc. No. 12113041.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for November 21, 2012(619 KB - 11/26/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 11/21/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12112660.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112660.
  • DOL PowerPoint on H-2B Electronic Filings Through iCert System(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, implementation schedule and more. AILA Doc. No. 12112148.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112148.
  • DOL Webinar on H-2A Electronic Filings Through iCert System(511 KB - 11/21/2012)
    DOL invitation for both 11/26/12 and 11/29/12 webinars on orienting the public and stakeholders on electronically filing H-2A applications through the iCert Visa Portal System. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12112147.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112147.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for November 15, 2012(615 KB - 11/16/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 11/15/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12111640.
    AILA Doc. No. 12111640.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for November 8, 2012(628 KB - 11/9/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 11/8/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12110960.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110960.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for November 1, 2012(606 KB - 11/2/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 11/1/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12110260.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110260.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for October 18, 2012(627 KB - 10/19/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 10/18/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12101940.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101940.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for October 11, 2012(621 KB - 10/12/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 10/11/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12101260.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101260.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for October 4, 2012(679 KB - 10/5/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 10/4/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12100542.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100542.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for September 27, 2012(624 KB - 9/28/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 9/27/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12092860.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092860.
  • DOL Press Release on New Electronic Filing System for H-2A & H-2B Visas(727 KB - 9/27/2012)
    DOL press release on new electronic filing system for the H-2A & H-2B visa programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System, with electronic filing in H-2B program beginning on 10/15/12 and electronic filing in H-2A program beginning on 12/10/12. AILA Doc. No. 12092753.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092753.
  • 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 October 15, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12092651.
    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 on December 10, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12092650.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092650.
  • DOL Online Resource Page on H-2A & H-2B Electronic Filing System (9/25/2012)
    DOL online resource page on the implementation of electronic filing for the H-2A & 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 more. AILA Doc. No. 12092547.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092547.
  • DOL Announces New Electronic Filing System for H-2A and H-2B Visas(609 KB - 9/25/2012)
    DOL public announcement on the implementation of electronic filing in the H-2A & H-2B visa programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System, with electronic filing in H-2B program beginning on 10/15/12 and electronic filing in H-2A program beginning on 12/10/12. AILA Doc. No. 12092546.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092546.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for September 20, 2012(650 KB - 9/21/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 9/20/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12092140.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092140.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for September 13, 2012(647 KB - 9/14/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 9/13/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12091441.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091441.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for September 6, 2012(623 KB - 9/7/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 9/6/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12090740.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090740.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for August 30, 2012(674 KB - 8/31/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 8/30/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12083141.
    AILA Doc. No. 12083141.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for August 23, 2012(627 KB - 8/24/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 8/23/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12082460.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082460.
  • DOL Announces 2013 Honors Program(630 KB - 8/21/2012)
    DOL announcement for its annual Honors Program for Fall 2013. Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring or Summer 2013 or complete a judicial clerkship or legal fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12082142.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082142.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for August 16, 2012(680 KB - 8/17/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 8/16/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12081740.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081740.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for August 9, 2012(677 KB - 8/10/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 8/9/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12081060.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081060.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for August 2, 2012(664 KB - 8/3/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 8/2/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12080341.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080341.
  • Chicago National Processing Center Has Moved!(632 KB - 8/2/2012)
    DOL public statement on the new mailing addresses for the Chicago National Processing Center (NPC), effective August 2, 2012, for the D-1, H-2A and H-2B programs. AILA Doc. No. 12080254.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080254.
  • Reminder: DOL Chicago NPC Address Change Effective 8/2/12(631 KB - 7/30/2012)
    DOL announcement of an address change for the Chicago National Processing Center (NPC), effective 8/2/12. On and after 8/2/12, all hard copy filings of applications for temporary labor certification programs should be submitted to the new address. AILA Doc. No. 12062050.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062050.
  • DOL News Brief Newsletter for July 26, 2012(659 KB - 7/27/2012)
    DOL News Brief newsletter from 7/26/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12072760.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072760.
  • DOL News Briefs Newsletter for July 19, 2012(631 KB - 7/20/2012)
    DOL News Briefs newsletter from 7/19/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12072041.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072041.
  • 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, disclosure data and other information. AILA Doc. No. 12071844.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071844.
  • DOL News Briefs Newsletter, July 2012(606 KB - 7/13/2012)
    DOL News Briefs newsletter from 7/12/12 highlighting news stories and developments from the Department of Labor on issues including settlements on cases involving temporary foreign workers and more. AILA Doc. No. 12071341.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071341.
  • DOL Negotiates $2.3 Million in Back Wages for Temporary Foreign Workers(1015 KB - 7/11/2012)
    DOL press release announcing that Nevada-based onion grower 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.
    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.
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062053.
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Signs Migrant Worker Rights Agreement(1769 KB - 6/11/2012)
    DOL press release on Labor Secretary Hilda Solis signing agreements with ambassadors from Honduras, Philippines, Peru & Ecuador on migrant workers’ rights to safe workplaces & receipt of full payment of the wages owed to them under the laws of the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12061142.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061142.
  • DOL OFLC Disclosure Data for Second Quarter of FY2012 (6/8/2012)
    DOL OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, and Prevailing Wage disclosure data files for the second quarter of FY2012 between 10/1/11 and 3/31/12 including other historical data covering determination decisions issued in the past as well. AILA Doc. No. 12060848.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060848.
  • DOL Expands Online H-2B Ombudsman Program Resource Page (5/22/2012)
    DOL resource page from Office of Foreign Labor Certification helping to facilitate fair & equitable resolution of concerns that arise within the H-2B filing community, by conducting independent & impartial inquiries into issues related to administration of the H-2B program. AILA Doc. No. 12052254.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052254.
  • 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 (73 FR 78020, 12/19/08). AILA Doc. No. 12050751.
    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, immigration discrimination, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12041752.
    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.
    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 & H-2A employers who elect to participate in the program will no longer receive hard copy notifications of certain actions. AILA Doc. No. 12032743.
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032364.
  • DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification Announces Website Updates(227 KB - 3/21/2012)
    Public statement from OFLC establishing new website updates by which members of the public may subscribe to receive e-mail alerts whenever the Department updates the OFLC website, new program updates, outreach announcements, new FAQ’s, disclosure data, etc. AILA Doc. No. 12032171.
    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.
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032066.
  • DOL Instructions on H-2B Stakeholder Webinars for March 2012(217 KB - 3/2/2012)
    DOL instructions regarding information for three public webinars called “H-2B Final Rule Stakeholder Briefing” scheduled for March 14th , March 20th and March 27, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. No RSVP required. AILA Doc. No. 12030268.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030268.
  • DOL Announces H-2A Worker Program Updates(431 KB - 3/1/2012)
    Press release from Department of Labor announcing an annual change to allowable charges for meals and subsistence reimbursements, and a nonmaterial change to wage rate determinations for the H-2A worker program. AILA Doc. No. 12030161.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030161.
  • DOL Comparison of the H-2B 2009 and 2012 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021348.
  • iCERT Prevailing Wage Module Enhancements(247 KB - 2/1/2012)
    Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) document introducing 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020165.