Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: DOL

DOL Releases New Version of Application for Prevailing Wage Determination

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a new version of Form 9131, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination (PDF). The revised version of Form 9141 was implemented on the iCERT Portal on June 18, 2013. The DOL made minor changes “to clarify information needed for more efficient application processing.” Requests submitted before June 18 using… Read More

DOL, DHS Publish Interim Final Rule on H-2B Prevailing Wage Methodology; DOL, USCIS Resume Processing

On April 24, 2013, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security published a joint interim final rule on wage methodology for the temporary non-agricultural employment H-2B program. The rule revises the prevailing wage methodology used by the DOL to calculate certain prevailing wages paid to H-2B workers and U.S. workers recruited in connection with… Read More

No Wages Due If H-1B Employee Is Voluntarily Nonproductive, ALJ Finds

The Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges recently found that North Shore School for the Arts (NSSA) did not owe an H-1B nonimmigrant employee back pay for voluntarily nonproductive “work” time. NSSA had employed Natsuko Imai as a piano/music teacher for 20 hours per week at a wage rate of $40 per hour.… Read More

Outage Disrupts DOL’s PERM Online System

The Department of Labor’s PERM online system had outage issues from November 21-27, 2012. The Department issued the following alert: The PERM online filing and processing system was disrupted late Wednesday, November 21, 2012. This disruption was caused in the performance of necessary maintenance, which temporarily disabled certain parts of the system but not the… Read More

DOL Releases FAQ on H-2A, H-2B iCERT Implementation

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) released a FAQ (PDF) in December 2012 on H-2A and H-2B iCERT implementation. The iCERT visa portal system is a Web-based filing and case management platform that provides access to program services across the foreign labor certification programs that OFLC administers. Among other things, the… Read More