August 11, 2005, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
issued its fifth set of PERM Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ). This latest FAQ memo addresses an issue of
particular concern for many employers and employees,
relating to multiple filings of labor certifications by
the same employer for the same employee. Please see our
earlier news story for a complete summary of this FAQ.
August 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Labor removed
this particular prohibition on multiple filings. The FAQ
now states that the "Department is considering questions
and information stakeholders have submitted in response
to this FAQ posting, and will be developing and posting
a clarified response in the near future." The
stakeholders mentioned by the DOL include Jackson &
Hertogs who voiced its concerns both through AILA and
directly with the U.S. Department of Labor.