Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: OFLC

Labor Dept. Issues Emergency Guidance on H-2B Changes

Responding to new requirements contained in the 2016 Department of Labor Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015, as part of the omnibus spending bill mentioned in the prior article, the Labor Department’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided emergency guidance (PDF) to employers seeking to employ nonimmigrant workers… 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

OFLC, USCIS Issue Guidance on Hurricane Sandy Relief; USCIS Extends RFE Deadlines

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) issued a FAQ (PDF) on extensions and reasonable-case accommodations in light of the damage done to certain East Coast areas in the United States as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Also, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder on immigration benefits or relief… Read More

PERM Data Released

The Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently released fiscal year (FY) 2007 data covering cases processed under the Permanent Labor Certification Program. Selected statistics include: More than 85,100 PERM cases were certified during FY 2007. Foreign workers representing 176 countries were certified for permanent work in the U.S. Nearly 6… Read More