US Department of Labor is charged with protecting the labor market and investigation and enforcement activities related to that.

DOL Publishes H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs Round 17

The Department of Labor has published a seventeenth round of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the filing and processing of H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification covering issues related to the area of intended employment and what constitutes a worksite under the H-2B program. The Round 17 FAQs are posted on the H-2B Interim Final Rule Implementation Page on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification website at

DOL Announces Procedural Change in Submitting Temporary Need Documentation for H-2B Process for Non-Agricultural Employers

ETA is announcing a process change related to the submission of applications for temporary labor certification under the H-2B visa program intended to reduce burdens on employers and streamline the adjudication of temporary need.

Employer Filing Tips for Preparing and Submitting H-2B Prevailing Wage Requests and H-2A/H-2B Labor Certification Applications

As part of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) on-going efforts to increase public engagement, the OFLC will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, designed to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on recent program workload trends, common deficiencies and best practices associated with employer requests for H-2B prevailing wage determinations and applications for temporary labor certification under the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.

Forms For The H-2B Program Been Extended Temporarily

The forms for the H-2B program have been extended temporarily until November 30, 2015 while OFLC awaits approval of its request for a three year extension under review with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OFLC will continue to extend the forms in one month increments until approved by OMB. A second comment period, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, ends November 30, 2015.

Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 2015, 3 September


Nonimmigrant Visas

Immigration Law

Substantial transcription for video

Discussed: Gap in status (H-4); EB-3 or EB-2 PERM distinction; BALCA appeal times; obtaining copy of I-140 receipt/approval FOIA; options to work after 6 years of H-1; Sponsoring green card while living outside the USA; OPT issues; CR-1 to IR; Obamacare and affidavit of support; cross-chargeability; E-1 visa; H-1B amendment; H-1 quota issues; multiple H-1 approvals; continuous residence for US citizenship/naturalization; I-140 revoked priority date; green card for researchers; etc.

DOL Final Rule on Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 140 (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43338-43354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2015-17794]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of