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PERM Processing Times (May 31, 2017)

Our office handles many ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided [...]

By | 2017-06-15T12:46:47+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Articles, DOL, News, PERM|

PERM Processing Times (December 3, 2016)

Our office handles many ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:00+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Articles, DOL, News, PERM|

H-1B Dependent Employer – Definition and Responsibilities

The definition of an H-1B dependent employer is important in a number of ways, including due to the H-1B regulations’ certain additional recruitment and attestation requirements to such employers.   For H-1B employers, it is important to understand the definition and apply the analysis during each H-1B filing. […]

Our office handles many ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:07+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Articles, DOL, News, PERM|

PERM, H-1B and Prevailing Wage Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2015 Q4)

The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the fourth quarter of the Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1 to September 30, 2015) on their processing of PERM, H-1B LCA and prevailing wage determination cases and we are happy to share them with our clients and readers. DOL Processing Statistics (Fourth Quarter, 2015 Fiscal Year) [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:08+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Articles, DOL, H-1B, News, PERM|

Current PERM Processing Times (October 6, 2015)

Our office handles many ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:08+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Articles, DOL, News, PERM|

Update on October 2015 Government Shutdown: Crisis Averted (or at least delayed) Until December

Many of our clients and readers have been anxiously awaiting news from Washington, DC regarding the funding of the federal government and the threat of shutdown and how it would impact immigration processing (see our impact analysis from September 23, 2015).    We have mixed news to report. Good News - Spending Bill Passed to Fund [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:09+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Articles, DOL, Employers, Government Shutdown, News|

October 2015 Government Shutdown and Immigration: (How) Will It Affect Me?

Update (10/01/2015):  The government shutdown has been averted as a result of the continuing resolution funding the government through December 11, 2015.    Unfortunately, this is a short-term solution and we are likely to be facing the same concerns and threat of shutdown in early December. While we are hopeful that this is not the case, [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:09+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Articles, DOL, Government Shutdown, News, News Alert|

DOL is Coming For a Worksite Visit! Now What? Anatomy of a DOL Site Visit

The H-1B classification was created to help U.S. employers hire talented foreign workers to fill professional or “specialty occupations” positions such as engineers, scientist, medical professionals, and computer programmers. Under the H-1B program the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL-WH) is responsible for ensuring workers are receiving the wages promised on the Labor [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:14+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Compliance, DOL, Employers, News|

Current PERM Processing Times (February 6, 2015)

Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided an update [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:15+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Articles, DOL, News, PERM|