Yesterday, the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (“OFLC”) announced that it is experiencing problems with its iCERT system. While the iCERT Systems’ application and database are working correctly, the network infrastructure that supports the system is having performance issues that are causing delays in processing cases. These delays are currently impacting H-1B,… Continue reading Technical Problems with the iCERT System
On August 25, 2014, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) implemented new password requirements for enhanced security. As such, on or before November 23, 2014, all Permanent Case Management System (PERM) users will be required to change their existing passwords. In addition, PERM users will be required to change their passwords every 90 days.… Continue reading PERM SYSTEM PASSWORD CHANGE ALERT
Recently, the DOL released data on PERM applications processed in the 2nd Q of FY 2014 which ended March 31, 2014. Approximately 10% of applications filed are being denied and almost 30% of applications filed are currently under audit review. Interestingly, the number of new applications filed has dropped by over 10% from FY 2013.
On April 11, 2013, representatives from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and the Department of Labor (“DOL”) met to discuss the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (“OFLC”). In this meeting, AILA questioned whether the DOL employee furloughs that are expected to occur as a result of sequestration will affect the processing of labor certifications… Continue reading Will Sequestration Affect the Processing of Labor Certifications?
Recently, the DOL released performance data on PERM filings and processing in the 1st Q of FY 2013. Several interesting stats were provided. Over 50% of all new filings are for computer occupations. Over 11% of cases processed were denied. Almost 40% of cases in process are under audit review. Almost 50% of cases filed require a Master’s… Continue reading DOL releases PERM data
The DOL is currently providing the following update on the issuance of prevailing wage determinations: The OFLC National Prevailing Wage Center is experiencing delays in processing prevailing wage determinations as it is currently working to reissue certain determinations to comply with a court order issued June 15, 2011 in the United States District Court for… Continue reading Delay in Prevailing Wage Determinations