Trump Loses Again !

A third Federal Court has ruled against the DOL and the Trump Administration for changes made to the DOL’s prevailing wage system. The lead plaintiff was Purdue University but, they were joined by other universities, AILA, and others. This Court even went a step further than the prior courts and ordered the DOL to re-adjudicate… Continue reading Trump Loses Again !

DOL Processing Slows

The processing and issuance of Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWD’s) by the DOL has slowed to over 4 months with the DOL still working to complete PWD’s filed in August. PWD’s are a necessary step in PERM and some other green card cases. Often, employers will not purse costly advertisements as part of the PERM Labor… Continue reading DOL Processing Slows

New Prevailing Wages

The DOL has published new prevailing wages which can be accessed at the FLCDatacenter.  The new wages went into effect July 1st. These wages are the source used by the DOL in issuing prevailing wage determinations (PWD’s) utilized for PERM applications and certain other immigrant petitions. This on-line data is also commonly used by employers in determining the prevailing wage for… Continue reading New Prevailing Wages

Just like the turtle ! PWD update

Slowly but surely, the DOL has once again resumed isusing PWD’s submitted to support H-1b or PERM applications. The DOL is currently procesisng PWD requests received in late June. They have released data that shows a backlog of approx. 15,000 for the months of July and Aug.   The DOL has also advised that it plans… Continue reading Just like the turtle ! PWD update

PWD update :(

As we advised you in our Aug 2nd post, the DOL suspended issuing PWD’s and to date there has been no official announcement regarding a return to full service.  There have been multiple reports of attorneys receiving a scattering of PWD’s last week but, it does nto appear that a full scale return to operations as normal… Continue reading PWD update 🙁

Delay in Prevailing Wage Determinations

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