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  • Practice Pointer: New PWD Procedures as of 1/1/10 (12/22/2009)
    The DOL Liaison Committee has prepared a practice pointer regarding the new prevailing wage determination (PWD) procedures that will take effect 1/1/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 09221222.
  • DOL Liaison Notes from 12/17/09 Call with DOL Regarding New PWD System (12/22/2009)
    The DOL Liaison Committee "unofficial" Q&As from the 12/17/09 call with DOL regarding the new system for prevailing wage determinations.
    AILA Doc. No. 09221221.
  • DOL Liaison Reports on CalJobs Outage (Updated 11/12/09) (11/12/2009)
    CalJobs is currently operable, but it has posted a notice on its website that it will be down again Sunday 11/15/09 from 4:00am to 5:00pm.
    AILA Doc. No. 09110463.
  • Minutes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (9/22/09)(79 KB - 10/5/2009)
    DOL Liaison provides the minutes to a stakeholder meeting held in Chicago, Illinois, on 9/22/09. Topics include: PERM, FEIN verification, erroneous denials, and iCERT.
    AILA Doc. No. 09100562.
  • DOL Confirms iCERT Glitch in FEIN (9/24/2009)
    DOL has confirmed member reports that when registering a company or when adding a company to your account list, if the company’s FEIN begins with zero ("0"), the system drops some digits and inserts errant digits. The erroneous FEIN then populates new LCAs and can lead to LCA denials.
    AILA Doc. No. 09092464.
  • DOL Enhances iCERT System to Include PERM FEIN Verification (9/8/2009)
    AILA Liaison has learned that the Labor Department has enhanced the iCERT system to include FEIN verifications that have been completed in the PERM system.
    AILA Doc. No. 09090866.
  • DOL Wage and Hour H-2B Worker Rights Card(183 KB - 9/2/2009)
    A copy and translation of a document prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division regarding H-2B worker rights.
    AILA Doc. No. 09090266.
  • DOL Wage and Hour Division Questionnaire(40 KB - 8/28/2009)
    AILA provides a questionnaire sent via e-mail by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to an H-1B employee. Through the questionnaire, DOL requests information on H-1B alien employment, wages and deductions, working conditions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 09082867.
  • DOL Announces iCERT System Upgrades (8/20/2009)
    DOL has advised AILA that the iCERT system will be taken out of service on Tuesday, 8/25/09, from approximately 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT for system upgrades and to add new system features such as the ability to withdraw an LCA online.
    AILA Doc. No. 09082064.
  • DOL Stakeholders Telephone Conference Regarding O*NET and Job Zone (08/05/09)(48 KB - 8/7/2009)
    Notes from a DOL stakeholder telephone conference held on 8/5/09 include questions regarding methodology for determination of job zones, frequency of reevaluation of job zones, methodology for determination of SVPs, and a list of relevant databases.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080765.
  • DOL Stakeholder Meeting Notes (7/31/09)(59 KB - 8/7/2009)
    Notes from a meeting with DOL on 7/31/09, include questions on LCA iCERT issues and erroneous denials, H-2B questions on counting rules and prevailing wage, PERM issues including Federal Insurance Co., denials based on newspaper advertisements, and university special handling audits.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080760.
  • LCA Denied Because DOL Can’t Verify the FEIN? Here’s The Solution. (8/5/2009)
    DOL has advised AILA Liaison that the remedy for correcting an LCA denial when DOL states it cannot verify the FEIN is to provide FEIN documentation to the LCA Helpdesk in Chicago.
    AILA Doc. No. 09080375.
  • Notes From Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Call (7/08/09)(51 KB - 7/24/2009)
    These informal notes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stakeholder teleconference held on 7/8/09, covering topics such as job zones, SVPs, and data collection.
    AILA Doc. No. 09072464.
  • AILA DOL Liaison Reminder that Old LCA System Will Soon Be Disabled (6/30/2009)
    AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee reminds members of the 7/1/09 deadline for the mandatory switch from the old LCA system, which will be disabled, to the new iCERT system.
    AILA Doc. No. 09062930.
  • Highlights from the DOL Open Forum at 2009 Annual Conference (6/19/2009)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee offers highlights from the DOL Open Forum at the 2009 AILA Annual Conference.
    AILA Doc. No. 09061965.
  • DOL Liaison/Stakeholder Teleconference (5/08/09)(49 KB - 5/14/2009)
    On 5/8/09, the DOL Liaison Committee participated in a stakeholder’s telephone conference with DOL. The call primarily focused on issues related to the new iCERT portal for LCAs.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051462.
  • DOL to Keep Old LCA System Operational Through 6/30/09 (5/12/2009)
    AILA has been informed that the DOL has agreed to keep the old LCA system operational through 6/30/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051232.
  • DOL Liaison Guidance on New H-2B Form (4/16/2009)
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee provides guidance on use of the new H-2B form, ETA-9141.
    AILA Doc. No. 09041660.
  • DOL PERM Processing Dates for March 2009 (3/26/2009)
    At the AILA Spring Conference on 3/20/09, DOL provided processing dates for PERM.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032661.
  • DOL New iCERT Visa Portal System Coming 4/15/09(276 KB - 3/24/2009)
    DOL provides information for employers and attorneys about the new iCERT Visa Portal System - due to be launched on 4/15/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032468.
  • DOL Update on PERM and LCA Systems in iCERT (3/24/2009)
    At the AILA Spring Conference on Friday, 3/20/09, DOL representatives provided a revised launch time for the new PERM portal and indicated that the LCA portal launch is on schedule.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032461.
  • DOL Liaison Practice Tip: Layoffs in the PERM Context (2/17/2009)
    The DOL Liaison Committee provides a practice tip regarding layoffs in the PERM context.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021762.
  • Notes from DOL Stakeholders Meeting (2/3/09)(1893 KB - 2/11/2009)
    These notes from the 2/3/09 DOL stakeholder meeting, including information about current processing times, prevailing wage issues, requests for review/reconsideration, LCA issues, supervised recruitment, attorney withdrawal and substitution, New Jersey SWA, and employer registration.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021165.
  • DOL Projected Timing for New 9035 and 9089 Forms (2/3/2009)
    DOL has released its projections for when it will phase in the new versions of the LCA Form ETA 9035 and the PERM Form ETA 9089.
    AILA Doc. No. 09020374.
  • DOL Describes Procedures Under New H-2A Regulation(1804 KB - 1/21/2009)
    DOL stakeholder briefings on H-2A regulations, which took effect on 1/17/09. DOL staff explain the procedures for filing and review of an H-2A application. A discussion of changes to the DOL enforcement procedures were also included in the briefing.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012173.
  • Changes to H-2B Applications Filed After 1/18/09(68 KB - 1/21/2009)
    The Employment Security Department of Washington State provides guidance on changes to the H-2B program resulting from the 12/19/08 final rule on H-2B labor certifications. AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee is seeking clarification on the proper e-mail/fax address to be used for H-2B prevailing wages.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012165.
 
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