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PERM Approval after two denials

It is HIGHLY unusual for a PERM case to have such a convoluted history, but here is one where success came after two denials.

We filed a PERM application under EB-2 for a Physicist’s position for which no formal training was required. The job also did not require employment experience, but did require hands-on work in a university research laboratory with a particular equipment.  DOL denied the application stating essentially that the job requires training.  According to them, “hands on work” is the same as formal training.

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Santosh Pisharody
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DOL Releases New FAQ Document on H-2B Final Rule

On March 14th, 20th and 27th, the Department conducted three webinars intended to educate program users and other interested stakeholders on the requirements of the 2012 H-2B Final Rule. Today the Department posted Round 1 of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs are largely based on questions received from the webinar participants and other members of the regulated public and are published to assist employers, workers, and other interested parties in understanding the 2012 Final Rule as it goes into effect.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOL Releases PERM Statistics For FY 2012

OFLC is pleased to present the fourth in a series of Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics.
This Fact Sheet presents statistics regarding Permanent Labor Certification program applications submitted during FY 2012.

Check the attachment to view Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics.

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Immigration Law : 

H-2A Email Notification Program Expanded

The Chicago National Processing Center has announced that it will be expanding its E-Mail Notification Program to all H-2A stakeholders who elect to participate in the program. In addition, all H-2A employers who elect to participate in the program will no longer receive hard copy notifications of the following actions: Notice of Deficiency, Notice of Acceptance, Denials, Withdrawals, Extensions, and Redeterminations.

NOTE: Certifications and partial certifications will continue to be issued to H-2A stakeholders via electronic transmission and by hard copy.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification Website Updates

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has established a process by which members of the public may subscribe to receive e-mail alerts whenever the Department posts an announcement updating some aspect of the OFLC website, e.g., program updates, outreach announcements, new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), disclosure data, etc.

Please check the attachment to read the instructions on how to subscribe to OFLC e-mail alerts.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOL Publishes Notice And Clarification On Meal Reimbursement For H-2A Workers

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13635-13636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5602]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

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DOL Announces H-2A Ombudsman Program

The OFLC announced the establishment of an H-2A Ombudsman Program. The H-2A Ombudsman Program is here to facilitate the fair and equitable resolution of concerns that arise within the H-2A filing community, by conducting independent and impartial inquiries into issues related to the administration of the H-2A program.

For more information on the H-2A Ombudsman Program click here.

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DOL Publishes Notice On Changes To Labor Certification Process For H-2B Workers

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12883-12884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5159]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Wage and Hour Division

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