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  • DOL TEGL Advises on SWA Grant Allocations through March 2009(36 KB - 12/8/2008)
    A 12/3/08 Foreign Labor Certification Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) advises SWAs of Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) grant allocations for the first 92 days of the FY2009 Continuing Resolution in effect 10/1/08 through 3/6/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120866.
  • Chicago National Processing Center E-mail Address for Changes to H-2As (11/5/2008)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has introduced an electronic mailbox at the Chicago National Processing Center specifically for processing employer’s requests for extending or amending certified H-2A applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110562.
  • DOL Replies to AILA Letter Regarding Right to Counsel (10/31/2008)
    On 10/29/08, the Department Of Labor responded to a letter that AILA sent regarding the legitimate role of Counsel during the permanent labor certification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 08103165.
  • DOL to Attorneys: Never Mind (Sort of) (9/17/2008)
    In the latest twist of the “Fragomen audit saga,” the DOL has announced that it will apply its 8/29/08 “guidance” only to recruitment begun after the date of that guidance, and that pending audits for this reason will be released.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091781.
  • DOL Restatement of PERM Program Guidance(25 KB - 8/29/2008)
    DOL issues a "restatement" of its earlier Bulletin attempting to regulate the relationship between attorneys and their employer clients in the labor certification context, clarifying the scope of consideration rule in 20 CFR 656.10(b)(2).
    AILA Doc. No. 08082940.
  • DOL Program Guidance Bulletin on Role of Counsel in Labor Certification(24 KB - 6/13/2008)
    DOL PERM Program Guidance Bulletin on the "Clarification of Scope of Consideration" with respect to the role of counsel in the labor certification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061365.
  • DOL Questions from SWA Employment Verification Training(40 KB - 5/1/2008)
    DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) released round three of FAQs from a 4/30/08 webinar for SWAs regarding H-2A employer employment verification obligations.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050163.
  • DOL Memo Mandating that SWAs Verify Employment Eligibility(228 KB - 4/7/2008)
    A 3/14/08 memo from Gregory Jacob, Solicitor of Labor, describing the legislative and regulatory authority for the DOL to require SWAs to verify employment eligibility of H-2A applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040762.
  • DOL Round 1 FAQs on National Processing Center Specialization(378 KB - 4/3/2008)
    DOL Round 1 FAQs on National Processing Center (NPC) specialization. Effective 6/1/08, PERM applications will be handled by Atlanta and temporary applications by Chicago. FAQs address PERM Notices of Filing, Requests for Reconsideration/Appeals, and Responses to Audit Letters.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040332.
  • DOL Round 2 FAQs on the “Substitutions Plus” Final Rule(17 KB - 4/2/2008)
    DOL Round 2 FAQs on the 5/17/07 final rule on labor certifications, attorney’s fees, and other matters. FAQs addresses denials, errors, substitutions after 7/16/07, payment for activities related to labor certification, and validity periods.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040234.
  • DOL Round Two FAQs on H-2A Labor Certification Applications(28 KB - 3/7/2008)
    DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted Round Two of FAQs on TEGL 11-07, Change 1, which clarified the processing of H-2A labor certification applications. Topics include gate hires, positive recruitment, 50% rule, and housing.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030764.
  • DOL Round One FAQs on H-2A Labor Certification Applications(47 KB - 2/6/2008)
    DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification posted Round One of FAQs on TEGL 11-07, Change 1, which clarified the processing of H-2A labor certification applications. Topics include positive recruitment, job orders, 50% rule, and verifying employment eligibility.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020663.
  • DOL Notice on Job Bank Security Fraud Awareness(188 KB - 1/25/2008)
    DOL Training and Employment Notice (TEGL) to increase awareness about the potential vulnerability of personal information and other data stored in state job bank data systems.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012564.
  • DOL TEGL Advises SWAs of Grant Allocations Under Continuing Budget Resolution(124 KB - 1/14/2008)
    A 1/11/08 Training and Employment Guidance Letter from the DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification advises State Workforce Agencies of their Alien Labor Certification grant allocations under the FY2008 Continuing Budget Resolution.
    AILA Doc. No. 08011465.
 
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