Department of Labor Expected to Implement Revised LCA Oct24

Department of Labor Expected to Implement Revised LCA

The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to implement a revised Labor Condition Application (LCA) between October 24 and October 31, 2018. The revised form will require employers to name their end-client or vendor when submitting an application for an H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 worker who will be placed at a third-party worksite. It wil...

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Federal Shutdown Averted Dec13

Federal Shutdown Averted

In light of the imminent expiration of funding for federal operations after midnight on December 7, Congress passed a short-term spending bill that will provide funding through December 21. This spending bill is now awaiting President Trump’s signature for final approval and execution. This short-term spending bill will have an ...

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iCERT Operational Again After Malfunction Jan08

iCERT Operational Again After Malfunction

On January 1, 2019, the Department of Labor’s (DOL)  experienced a malfunction following an unprecedented surge in H-2B temporary labor certification filings on the first day of the program's semi-annual filing period. After being offline for several days, DOL brought the iCERT system back online on January 7, 2019. iCERT is th...

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Other Immigration Impacts of the Government Shutdown Jan08

Other Immigration Impacts of the Government Shutdown

As the federal shutdown continues, most immigration functions remain operational. In a , we noted which functions of USCIS were affected by the shutdown. Until the U.S. Congress and President Trump reach an agreement on the unresolved portions of the FY 2019 federal budget or an interim measure, the shutdown will continue to impact s...

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