Department of Labor Releases Processing Updates

On May 31, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new processing times for PERM applications and requests for prevailing wage determinations (PWDs).

Currently, DOL is adjudicating PWD requests for H-1B cases that were filed in November 2021 or earlier. DOL has also just begun to adjudicate some PWD requests filed for PERM cases in December 2021.

DOL is also adjudicating PERM applications for November 2021 and those filed prior to that month. The agency is also conducting audits of PERM applications filed in September 2021 or earlier. Currently, it is taking DOL approximately 191 calendar days to conduct Analyst Reviews and 278 days to conduct Audit Reviews.


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