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Board Disregards Form 9089 Section K License Instruction
In Matter of Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (2015-PER-671, January 24, 2019), the Board of Alien Labor Certification has come down on the side of the Employer by ruling that there is a lack of clarification about licensing ...
United States
27 May 2019
BALCA Approval Of Equivalency Language Is A Double Edged Sword
In Matter of NCS Pearson, Inc., (2015 PERM 110, January 24, 2019), BALCA reversed the decision of the CO who denied the PERM labor application because the employer did not specify the exact combination of education, ...
United States
27 May 2019
DOL Issues Bulletin On Compliance With H-1B Posting Requirements When Using Electronic Means
The Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division (WHD) said it has seen a rise in the use of electronic notifications as workplaces increasingly provide their employees ...
United States
22 Apr 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor's Office Of Foreign Labor Certification Implements New Labor Condition Application Form
When filing an H-1B petition with the USCIS, a certified Form ETA 9035 (Labor Condition Application) issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification is required to be included with the submission.
United States
27 Nov 2018
U.S. Alert – DOL OIG Finds ETA's Lack Of Key Controls Over H-2B Process Jeopardizes Businesses
The Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently found that the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) lack of controls over the H-2B applications process has jeopardized businesses that depend on H-2B workers.
United States
13 Nov 2018
U.S. Alert – ICE/SEVP Warns Students About Volunteer Positions (Video)
ICE/SEVP Warns Students About Volunteer Positions
United States
6 Jul 2018
USCIS Launches E-Verify Website (Video)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched a new website, USCIS called it "the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification."
United States
12 Jun 2018
DOJ & USCIS Announce Agreement On Protecting U.S. Workers (Video)
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
United States
22 May 2018
FAQ's And Other Forms Of Administrative Guidance
A Practice Pointer on FAQ's, "Do DOL FAQ's Serve as Guidance or Law," was recently posted on the website of the largest association of immigration lawyers in the United States.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Labor Dept. Announces Revisions To H-1B, H-1B1, And E-3 Forms, Comment Period
Pursuant to the Secretary of Labor's June 6, 2017, news release calling for proposed form changes "to better protect American workers, confront fraud, and increase transparency,"...
United States
8 Sep 2017
Increased Scrutiny Over H-1B Visas: Beware Of Level 1 Wages!
It is common knowledge, even outside the immigration world, that the Trump Administration is attempting to tighten immigration.
United States
2 Aug 2017
Some Apples Fall Far From The Tree
The US Department of Labor recently issued two denials of PERM certification to Apple, the first US company with a market value above $700 billion.
United States
8 May 2017
Searching For Workers In All The Wrong Places
Employers who seek labor certification to employ foreign workers must prove that they have not found suitable US workers who are qualified, willing, able and/or available.
United States
26 Apr 2017
How Trump Executive Order "Buy American, Hire American" May Impact H-1B Visas
On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order titled, "Buy American, Hire American."
United States
26 Apr 2017
IT Firms Contribute Billion$ To The U.S. Economy
The proposed H-1B Crackdown has created turbulence within India's IT outsourcing industry.
United States
11 Apr 2017
What Are Normal Job Requirements In The USA?
To be fair to US workers, job specifications are strictly regulated by government standards in official publications.
United States
7 Apr 2017
H-1B Computer Related Positions Guidance Memo From 2000 Rescinded
The memorandum indicates officers should scrutinize the wage level on the LCA to make sure wage levels correspond to job duties.
United States
7 Apr 2017
PERM: Delivery Of Audit Letter Must Be Proved
The Department of Labour has issued a series of decisions explaining what happens when the national Programme Electronic Review Management (PERM) office asserts that it sent an audit letter which the employer says it never received.
United States
30 Aug 2016
Department Of Labour Loosens Tight Grip On PERM Ads
A controversy has been brewing at the Department of Labour over the exact wording for online Programme Electronic Review Management (PERM) ads.
United States
23 Aug 2016
PERM: Spotlight On Wages
At a recent meeting, questions were raised about prevailing wage determinations for job offers involving combinations of occupations.
United States
22 Jun 2016
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