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Curriculum For Upcoming Labor Cert Seminar

The following is the curriculum for the upcoming seminar on labor certification: ""Labor"-Intensive Immigration Practice: Advanced DOL Strategies on the Eve of PERM". The speakers for the upcoming session will be distinguished practitioners Angelo Paparelli, Becky Burdette, Cheryl Lenz-Calvo, and Joel Stewart.

  1. "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto!": Regional variations in policies and practices among the DOL Certifying Officers in Atlanta, Texas and Chicago and the large-state State Work Force Agencies in these regions:
    • Prevailing Wages: Crossover between levels 1 and 2 and the effect on prevailing wages for jobs in the mid range;
    • Feasibility and strategy on using experience gained on the job with the sponsoring employer
    • Availability of RIR by occupation/industry,
    • Ad frequency and content and pattern-of-recruitment requirements for RIR
    • When to use journal and when to use newspaper
    • Alternative job requirements
    • SVP Designation by reference to DOT versus SOC
    • Processing Times at SWAs and DOL regions
  2. "Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind": Resolving differences between the DOT and the SOC in minimum requirements and prevailing wage determinations;
  3. "As of now, I am in control here": Issues of control and delegation of duty between federal and state processing of labor certifications;
  4. "Hit the Road Jack": Where do you go in the standard queue when your RIR's been denied (end of the line or by original priority date)
  5. "Home Sweet Home": Evolving issues where alien is currently employed by the sponsoring employer;
  6. "Here come da Judge":
    • Evidentiary issues and burden of proof;
    • Must information demanded by the Certifying Officer be relevant or merely reasonable
    • Are operating instructions masquerading as legal precepts;
    • Bizarre NOF's;
    • BALCA update

For more info on this phone seminar series, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see: The registration deadline is Thursday, May 13th.