DOL Document Checklist For Labor Certification
On November 5, 2004, DOL issued Training And Employment Notice No. 11-04 which provides a list of active GALs within the ETA. Since the ETA includes many functions other than labor certification, and since there are other recent DOL pronouncements on labor certification which are not GALs, we provide below a handy checklist of these important documents along with links to the original texts for practitioners.
Active GALs in permanent labor certification cases
These 2 documents are the best information currently publicly available on events within DOL immediately prior to PERM issuance. It is critical to read these closely - these two documents will affect practically every pipeline labor cert case in the country over the next 3-6 months. There are some problems, including a contradiction, already apparent with these two documents, and attorneys should be prepared for clarifications to these two documents over the coming weeks and months.
Active GALs in H2A cases
Useful for this increasingly active area in immigration practice.
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