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

PERM Online System Quick Start Guide For Enhanced Account Management System

This quick guide is intended for Employers, Attorneys and Agents and their representatives using the PERM system. To enhance PERM Online System security OFLC has upgraded the Account Management features to be consistent with DOL and Federal Government standards. This guide is a quick overview of the account management changes.

Please click the attached guide to learn more.

Familial Relationships

Question details

When should an employer mark "yes" when responding to the Question C.9: "is there a familial relationship between the foreign worker and the owners, stockholders, partners, corporate officers, and incorporators?"

If there is a familial relationship between the owners, stockholders, partners, corporate officers, or incorporators, and the alien, the employer must be able to demonstrate the existence of a bona fide job opportunity, i.e., the job is available to U.S. workers. 20 C.F.R. 656.17(l). In order to provide the Certifying Officer (CO) the opportunity to evaluate whether the job opportunity has been and is clearly open to qualified U.S.

DOL Updates Statistics on Permanent Labor Certification Program

DOL statistics on the PERM program includes number of applications received, top occupations, work site states, industries, visa classifications, country of citizenship, and minimum educational requirements, as well as number of certified, denied and withdrawn applications.

Please check the attached document to see the statistics.

Secretary of Labor extends the transition period of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Only Transitional Worker Program

The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extended U.S. immigration laws to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program to ensure adequate employment in the CNMI until the program is phased out on December 31, 2014.