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  • DOL FAQs on Interim Final Rule on H-2B Wage Methodology (Updated 4/25/13)(470 KB - 4/25/2013)
    DOL FAQ, updated on 4/25/13, regarding the Interim Final Rule on Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program, Part 2.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042448.
  • DOL Updates FAQs on Prevailing Wage Program(631 KB - 2/28/2013)
    DOL FAQ regarding the prevailing wage program, with topics including electronic form issues, multiple worksite issues, employer surveys, special skills, and withdrawals.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022844.
  • iCERT Module Allows Reuse of LCAs(833 KB - 2/25/2013)
    DOL’s OFLC implemented a new enhancement that allows employers or their authorized attorneys to reuse previously filed Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) under the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visa programs. Fact sheet includes step-by-step instructions.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022546.
  • DOL Round Eight FAQs on H-2A Final Rule(447 KB - 2/13/2013)
    DOL Round Eight FAQs on the 2010 H-2A final rule addressing topics including custom combine activities, housing inspections, filing an application, rates of pay, reimbursable costs, surety bonds, and recruitment.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021340.
  • DOL Round Seven FAQs on H-2A Final Rule(478 KB - 2/5/2013)
    DOL Round Seven FAQs on the 2010 H-2A final rule addressing new topics including signatures, job preferences, and fees.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020555.
  • DOL FAQs on New Electronic Filing System for H-2B and H-2A Programs(514 KB - 12/4/2012)
    DOL FAQs address the implementation of new electronic filing system for the H-2B and H-2A labor certification programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120446.
  • DOL FAQs on Hurricane Sandy Extension Requests(483 KB - 11/9/2012)
    DOL FAQs on extensions and other reasonable case-accommodations in light of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy, affecting the H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, and the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM).
    AILA Doc. No. 12110956.
  • DOL Guidance Letter on Services and Referrals for Victims of Trafficking(1863 KB - 10/24/2012)
    DOL guidance letter providing information on the importance of providing workforce, training, and referral services to victims of human trafficking, including individuals who are granted T visas, since they are also eligible for WIA Title I services.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102452.
  • DOL Updates FAQs on Prevailing Wage Program(662 KB - 6/21/2012)
    DOL updated FAQs regarding the prevailing wage program, with topics including occupation-specific issues, documentation of an affiliated or related nonprofit entity, and the issuance of hourly wages.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062154.
  • DOL Updates FAQs on PERM Placement of Job Orders(639 KB - 6/11/2012)
    DOL updated FAQ regarding the PERM program and the placement of job orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061150.
  • DOL Updated FAQs on PERM and Fractional Years on Form 9089(635 KB - 5/29/2012)
    DOL updated FAQ regarding entering fractional year values in Section H, Item 8-C of ETA Form 9089.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052951.
  • DOL Updated FAQ on PERM and Use of Third-Party Software(629 KB - 5/29/2012)
    DOL updated FAQ regarding the PERM program and the use of third-party software to upload applications for permanent labor certifications in the OFLC Case Management System.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052950.
  • DOL Revised Filing Tips for H-2A Agricultural Employers(532 KB - 5/23/2012)
    DOL issued a May 2012 document from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification with new H-2A filing tips to alert employers to common filing mistakes which can delay the processing of an H-2A application for agricultural job orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052350.
  • DOL Field Assistance Bulletin on H-2A Wage Guidance(3486 KB - 5/18/2012)
    DOL Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2012-3 providing guidance and clarification on the regulations in 20 CFR 655 governing when wage deductions may be made under the H-2A program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051840.
  • DOL Updates FAQ on H-2A Federal Tax Withholdings(655 KB - 5/15/2012)
    DOL updated FAQ on the Temporary Agricultural H-2A Program regarding federal tax withholding applicable to H-2A workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051547.
  • DOL Resource Page on Foreign Labor Certification Forms (5/14/2012)
    DOL resource page with foreign labor certification forms.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051447.
  • DOL Updates FAQs on PERM Supervised Recruitment(711 KB - 5/14/2012)
    DOL updated FAQs regarding the Permanent (PERM) Program and consequences of withdrawing an application in Supervised Recruitment.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051446.
  • DOL Releases Helpful Resource for H-1B and E-3 Programs(469 KB - 4/25/2012)
    DOL informational contact list for H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs to assist employers with their applications. The OFLC has a dedicated LCA Help Desk at the Chicago NPC for general questions about the LCA for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042552.
  • DOL FAQ on H-2B 2012 Final Rule Implementation(474 KB - 4/24/2012)
    DOL FAQ on the February 2012 H-2B Final Rule implementation, including filing instructions and questions, filing deadlines, and information on correct forms to use.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042445.
  • DOL Round One FAQ on H-2B Final Rule(486 KB - 4/17/2012)
    DOL Round One FAQ on the 2012 H-2B final rule, published on 2/21/12. FAQ includes information on why the regulations were changed, implementation and transition, program requirements, pre-filing requirements, and application and job order filing and processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041740.
  • DOL EB-5 Training Materials (4/6/2012)
    DOL EB-5 training materials (through March 2012) as released to IIUSA through their FOIA request. Courtesy of IIUSA.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040650.
  • DOL Guidance Letter on FY2012 Foreign Labor Certification Grant Planning Guidance(3249 KB - 4/5/2012)
    DOL guidance letter providing guidance for the funding and management of FY2012 annual grant allocations in order to perform Foreign Labor Certification program activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040550.
  • DOL Releases New FAQ on H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs(475 KB - 3/28/2012)
    DOL revised FAQ for the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 programs, including information on creating an iCERT account, wages, and commonly used prevailing wage surveys on FY2011 LCAs.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032840.
  • DOL Round Six FAQs on 2010 H-2A Final Rule(237 KB - 3/2/2012)
    DOL Round Six FAQs on the 2010 H-2A final rule addressing surety bonds, post-certification, abandonment/termination, contract impossibility, staggered dates of need, and other hot-button topics.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030263.
  • DOL Employer Guide: H-2A Agricultural Program(514 KB - 2/29/2012)
    DOL Employer Guide for Participating in the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program provides information on H-2A regulatory requirements, documentary requirements, timeframes and deadlines, filing tips, and contact information for the Chicago NPC.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121360.
  • DOL Round Five FAQs on 2010 H-2A Final Rule(36 KB - 2/29/2012)
    DOL Round Five FAQs on the 2010 H-2A final rule addressing ETA Form 790, wage rate assurances, paycheck frequency, experience requirements, post-certification and other hot-button topics.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022969.
 
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