DOL Enhances iCert System by Adding FEIN Verifications under PERM

In a prior issue of our newsletter, we wrote about the problems employers have been having verifying their Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEIN) through the iCert program for the purpose of obtaining a certified Labor Condition ApplicationLCALabor Condition Application - A request to the Department of Labor for a foreign worker to work in the United States. This application is required...
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Latest H-1B Cap Update

As of September 19, 2009, approximately 46,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been approved. This is the first time the approved H-1B number has hit 46,000.  USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been...
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DOS Releases October 2009 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its October 2009 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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