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Tagged: Labor Condition Applications

H-1B Rules from DOL and DHS Set Aside!

On December 1, 2020, the court in Chamber of Commerce v. DHS set aside the DOL regulations and the DHS regulations that were issued without the notice and comment period typically required by the Administrative Procedures Act. We are thrilled about this decision and what it means for our clients. Read on for a summary […]

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New (and improved?) LCA: Nobody Panic Yet

By Samantha Davis, Immigration Lawyer, Richmond VA On Monday November 19, 2018 the Department of Labor introduced an updated Form 9035, or Labor Condition Application (LCA). Before an employer files an H-1B, they must have an LCA certified by the Department of Labor. Fortunately, the LCA updates will not require you to resubmit previously submitted […]

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Filing an H-1B for the First Time? Have Your FEIN Verified!

One of the steps involved in the H-1B petition process is filing a labor condition application with the US Department of Labor. This is done online. However, if an H-1B sponsor has not filed an H-1B petition before, the online system will not recognize the FEIN (the sponsor’s tax ID number). In this case, the […]

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Government Shutdown and Immigration: How Was My Case Affected & What Are the Next Steps?

The Sumner Immigration Law team was thrilled that the US government reopened on October 17th. While USCIS was still open, the vast majority of our filings (employment-based filings) were impacted by the government closure. Here’s what happened, the long-term effects, and how you can proactively plan for the future to reduce stress and avoid status […]

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