Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: PERM

Labor Dept. To Modernize PERM Recruitment and Application Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a fact sheet announcing that it will review the PERM labor certification program and relevant regulations with a goal of updating them. DOL noted that it has received ongoing feedback that the existing regulatory requirements governing the PERM recruitment process frequently do not align with worker or industry… 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 New PERM FAQ on Listing Job Duties Not Normal to Occupation; Discusses Updates to SOC Codes

The Department of Labor has posted a revised frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet regarding the PERM program and listing job requirements not normal to the occupation on both the ETA Form 9141, Prevailing Wage Request, and the ETA Form 9089. The brief FAQ states: Does informing the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) on a prevailing… Read More

DOL Releases List of Important E-Mail Addresses

The Department of Labor recently released a list of important e-mail addresses pertaining to the PERM system, labor condition applications and prevailing wages, and H-2A/H-2B issues.

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