On July 15, 2008, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification within the U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) held its quarterly stakeholders' meeting in New Orleans, LA. Read the attached summary of the meeting and Q&A, including updates on the following:

  • Current processing times and expectations for future processing times
  • Audits- DOL is currently auditing approximately 30% of all labor cert applications, but this percentage includes both random and targeted audits.
  • Resources and Staffing
  • Sanctions, including debarment and supervised recruitment
  • New forms ETA-9089 and ETA-9035 and integrated online system combining LCA and PERM systems