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DOL FAQ on Unquantified Experience, as listed in H.14 of ETA Form 9089

On Monday, March 6th, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new FAQ on unquantified experience as listed in section H.14 of ETA Form 9089, which takes effect March 20, 2017. The FAQ changes decades of employer recruitment practice by requiring employers to quantify any skill set required to perform the job, as listed […]

By | 2017-03-10T16:52:54+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, DOL|Comments Off on DOL FAQ on Unquantified Experience, as listed in H.14 of ETA Form 9089

Department of Labor to Solicit Public Comments on Possible Changes to Schedule A Labor Certification Program

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it intends to request public comments on potential changes to the Schedule A labor certification program. Under that program as it currently exists, nurses and physical therapists are exempted from the labor market test that is normally required for […]

By | 2016-04-12T17:23:11+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: DOL, PERM|Comments Off on Department of Labor to Solicit Public Comments on Possible Changes to Schedule A Labor Certification Program

DOL Processing Statistics Show Continued Shortage of Advanced Degree Professionals

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently posted processing statistics for PERM labor certification applications adjudicated during the 1st quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 which shows a continued shortage of advanced degree professionals to fill high-skilled roles in the United States. According to the statistics published by DOL, 24,013 PERM labor certification applications were approved […]

By | 2016-02-08T20:24:11+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: DOL|Comments Off on DOL Processing Statistics Show Continued Shortage of Advanced Degree Professionals

DOL Targets April 2016 for Release of New PERM Regulation

According to a notice posted today in the Federal Register, the Department of Labor is planning to publish a proposed new regulation in April 2016 to modernize the PERM labor certification process. The proposed regulation is part of an ongoing effort by DOL to update the PERM labor certification process to better align it […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: DOL, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on DOL Targets April 2016 for Release of New PERM Regulation

Government Shutdown would Prevent Filings to U.S. Department of Labor

If Congress does not reach an agreement on the FY2016 budget in the next week, it will shut down on October 1, 2015. A Federal Government shutdown impacts Employer’s ability to file immigration-related paperwork to the U.S. Department of Labor including Labor Condition Applications (LCA), Prevailing Wage Determination Requests, Labor Certification Applications (PERM) or Temporary […]

By | 2015-09-24T13:08:15+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: DOL|Comments Off on Government Shutdown would Prevent Filings to U.S. Department of Labor