Category Archives: PERM

DOL’s OFLC to “Clarify and Republish” Withdrawn PERM Drafting “Guidance”

Last month, the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that it had “temporarily removed” its latest Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ Round 14) document from its website. Originally published on March 6, the FAQs instructed that an employer must “define its [actual minimum job] requirements with respect to each skill listed” in Section H.14 of the labor … more

Filed Under: BALCA, Business Immigration, Department of Labor, EB-2, EB-3, ETA Form 9089, Green Card, H.14, OFLC, PERM, Priority Dates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The DOL Prevailing Wage Fiasco: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

It’s been a tough year for the U.S. Department of Labor’s prevailing wage program. Federal District Court Judge Louis Pollak invalidated two regulatory provisions governing the calculation of wages that employers must pay to foreign H-2B workers. DOL was instructed to promulgate new regulations by December 28, 2010. The Agency thereafter sought to delay the inevitable and requested additional time … more

Filed Under: Department of Labor, EB-2, EB-3, Green Card, I-140, I-485 Adjustment of Status, PERM, Prevailing Wages, Priority Dates, Visa Bulletin | Comments Off on The DOL Prevailing Wage Fiasco: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right