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  • DOL Schedules a Series of Regulatory Agenda Q&A Sessions(620 KB - 12/30/2010)
    DOL schedule of live Q&A sessions between 1/4/11 and 1/7/11 to educate the public and solicit input from stakeholder organizations and individuals regarding its Fall 2010 regulatory agenda.
    AILA Doc. No. 10123067.
  • DOL FAQ on Posting the Notice of Filing and the Definition of “Business Day”(45 KB - 12/23/2010)
    DOL FAQ clarifying OFLC’s interpretation of “business day” for purposes of posting the Notice of Filing for a permanent labor application.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122334.
  • DOL Statement on DREAM Act Senate Vote(46 KB - 12/21/2010)
    A 12/20/10 statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in response to the Senate vote on the DREAM Act, calling it an “immensely disheartening vote,” and agreeing with President Obama that the DREAM Act is the right thing to do for the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122131.
  • DOL Announces Back Wages from Consulting Company for Violating H-1B Program(57 KB - 12/8/2010)
    DOL press release announcing an order to recover $638,449 in back wages and interest from Peri Software Solutions Inc. in New Jersey to 67 workers for violating the H-1B program. Under the order, the company also will be debarred from the H-1B program for one year.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120820.
  • DOL Announces Back Wages and Fines for J&R Baker Farms LLC for Violating H-2A Program(17 KB - 11/19/2010)
    DOL press release announcing that the Wage and Hour Division levied over $1 million in back wages owed to 244 workers and $136,500 in fines to J&R Baker Farms LLC for violating provisions of the H-2A program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111971.
  • DOL Updates Permanent Labor Certification Debarment List(336 KB - 11/10/2010)
    DOL list of employers, attorneys, and/or agents debarred from the Permanent Labor Certification Program, H-2A program, and H-1B program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111067.
  • DOL Extends Comment Period on Proposed H-2B Wage Rule(60 KB - 10/29/2010)
    DOL announcement that it will publish a Federal Register notice extending the comment period on the proposed H-2B wage methodology rule in response to an 10/27/10 court order extending the deadline by which DOL must promulgate the final rule until 1/18/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102959.
  • DOL Releases Version 1.2 of Enforcement Data Site (10/27/2010)
    DOL released version 1.2 of its Enforcement Data website with added functionality and content, including a catalog that allows users to download raw data gathered by various DOL agencies including Wage & Hour Division.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102764.
  • H-2B Regulation Mailbox Temporarily Suspended(221 KB - 10/13/2010)
    DOL update announcing that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has temporarily suspended its H-2B.Regulation@dol.gov mailbox to avoid inadvertent and/or incorrect submission of comments on the recently published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the H-2B wage methodology.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101368.
  • DOL to Temporarily Issue Three-Month H-2B Prevailing Wage Determinations(94 KB - 9/30/2010)
    DOL announcement that due to a court order requiring it to promulgate new H-2B prevailing wage regulations in approximately three months, DOL will temporarily issue prevailing wage determinations with a three-month validity period beginning 9/30/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 10093057.
  • DOL Obtains Nearly $1 Million in Back Wages and Interest for H-1B Workers(213 KB - 8/18/2010)
    DOL news release announcing that Smartsoft International Inc., a computer consulting company based in Suwanee, GA, has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in back wages and interest to 135 nonimmigrant workers employed under the H-1B visa program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081867.
  • DOL Debars Asian Journal Publications from H-1B Program(214 KB - 8/4/2010)
    DOL news release announcing that it has debarred Asian Journal Publications from using the H-1B visa program until 7/30/12. A DOL Wage and Hour Division investigation determined that the employer did not properly pay the workers and misrepresented facts on the LCA.
    AILA Doc. No. 10080469.
  • DOL on Confidential Information Disseminated about Workers’ Legal Status in Utah(17 KB - 7/16/2010)
    DOL statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addresses the dissemination of confidential information collected by state agencies about a worker's legal status in Utah. DOL will work to support the investigation launched by the state of Utah.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071668.
  • DOL 2010 H-2A Presentation(8172 KB - 7/14/2010)
    This DOL ETA-OFLC H-2A Rule Briefing Presentation was used by DOL in public briefings held between February and March 2010 to advise stakeholders of the contents of the new H-2A Final Rule, effective 3/15/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071468.
  • DOL H-2A Job Registry Factsheet(291 KB - 7/2/2010)
    The ETA OFLC developed a new web-based tool, the H-2A Job Registry, allowing the public to search and retrieve temporary agricultural jobs. This new tool was developed to comply with new DOL H-2A regulations implemented on 3/15/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 10070265.
  • DOL LCA Policy Mailbox Now Available(29 KB - 5/19/2010)
    DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification has established a mailbox for questions regarding LCA policies. Those seeking policy guidance should submit a question to LCA.Regulation@dol.gov. Questions will be answered in the form of FAQs.
    AILA Doc. No. 10051960.
  • DOL Online Advisor Tool to Clarify Rights and Responsibilities Under H-1B Program(217 KB - 5/14/2010)
    DOL unveiled a new "Online Advisor" tool to help employers and others understand how to comply with requirements under the H-1B visa program.
    AILA Doc. No. 10051434.
  • DOL OFLC Releases Fillable ETA 9142 (3/16/2010)
    DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that to support implementation of the new H-2A regulations and current H-2B regulations, they are making available the ETA Form 9142 in a fillable Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031665.
  • DOL to Exercise Authority to Certify U Visa Applications(21 KB - 3/16/2010)
    Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that the DOL will begin exercising its authority to certify applications for U nonimmigrant status visas. DOL authority to certify U visas will be delegated to its Wage and Hour Division.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031661.
  • DOL H-2A Regulations Mailbox Open for Inquiries(3254 KB - 3/10/2010)
    DOL reopened its H-2A regulations mailbox for public inquiries. The interested public should direct general inquiries to the H-2A.Regulations@dol.gov mailbox. Case specific inquiries should be directed to the Chicago National Processing Center mailbox at TLC.Chicago@dol.gov.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031062.
  • Recent Changes at the DOL OALJ (3/5/2010)
    The DOL Office of Administrative Law Judge (OALJ) announced the retirement of Chief Administrative Law Judge John Vittone and the appointment of Stephen L. Purcell as Acting Chief Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 10030532.
  • DOL H-2A Public Briefing Materials (3/3/2010)
    The DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification and the Wage and Hour Division issued the briefing materials used in the three public briefings held to advise stakeholders of the contents of the new H-2A Final Rule, which will be effective 3/15/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 10030363.
  • DOL News Release and Fact Sheet on H-2A Final Rule(38 KB - 2/12/2010)
    DOL issued a news release and fact sheet on a final rule governing the labor certification process and enforcement mechanisms for the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, published in the Federal Register. The fact sheet follows the news release.
    AILA Doc. No. 10021265.
 
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