In response to inquiries from AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) regarding the ever lengthening processing delays for PWD’s (prevailing wage determinations), the DOL provided several reasons including: higher volume, impact of increased filings for H-2b cases, and the implementation of the new SOC codes which went into effect on July 1st. With respect to the… Continue reading DOL Processing Delays
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 !
Victory in Federal Court
Today, a Federal Judge struck down both the new H-1b regulation which was to take effect on 12-7-2020 and the new DOL regulations which took effect back in October. A link to the decision will be provided as soon as it is made available. As a practical matter, we do not know how long it… Continue reading Victory in Federal Court
H-2b Filings Crashes the DOL’s iCert Web-site
The DOL has announced that an unexpected volume of H-2b filings today has crashed the iCert web-site making it unavailable for at least a day or possibly longer. The iCert system is used for LCA’s for H-1b cases and for PWD’s for PERM cases. We will update you when it is back on-line.
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
DOL releases program statistics
The DOL has released data on all of its FY 2013 programs including, PERM and prevailing wage determinations (PWD).
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
DOL releases new PWD form
The DOL has revised Form 9141 which is used to obtain prevailing wage determinations for both H-1b and PERM cases.
DOL releases performance report for FY 2011
The DOL recently released its performance report for FY 2011. This covers data for prevailing wage determinations and PERM/labor certification programs, among others.
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 🙁