Friday, 9 November 2012

DOL Guidance for Employers Affected by Hurricane Sandy Requesting Extensions to Respond to Requests for Information/Documentation

09 Nov 2012
In response to questions related to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast United States, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released a Q&A with details of changes and amendments to federal process. According to DOL, because Hurricane Sandy has generated significant damage to businesses on the East Coast, the agency recognizes that employers and their representatives affected by the hurricane may not be able to timely respond to requests for information or documentation. DOL will individually review requests for extension of time to respond due to storm-related delays.

Employers and authorized representatives unable to timely respond to inquiries from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification should use specific email addresses when submitting requests for extension of time to respond.

Questions and requests for extensions related to inquires from the Chicago National Processing Center for the H-2A, H-2B and H-1B visa programs should be emailed to TLC.chicago@dol.gov with the subject line, Hurricane Sandy.

Questions and requests for extensions related to inquiries regarding prevailing wage determination from the National Prevailing Wage Center should be emailed to FLC.PWD@dol.gov with the subject line, Hurricane Sandy.

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