Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Labor Dept. Announces Centralization of Prevailing Wage Determinations

As of January 1, 2010, the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s National Prevailing Wage and Helpdesk Center (NPWHC) in Washington, DC, will receive and process prevailing wage determination requests for use in the H-1B, H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore), H-1C, H-2B, E-3 (Australia), and permanent labor certification programs. The notice also includes information about processing CNMI prevailing wage determinations. The NPWHC will only process prevailing wage determination requests received by mail in hard copy. The Department said it is developing an electronic means for the submission of such requests.

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