Pursuant to the Secretary of Labor’s June 6, 2017, news release calling for proposed form changes “to better protect American workers, confront fraud, and increase transparency,” the Department of Labor has published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise its information collection for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs.
The revisions include the Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA) Form ETA 9035/9035E (electronic), Form ETA 9035CP accompanying instructions, a new Appendix for the Form ETA 9035/9035E, and the Wage and Hour Division’s WH-4 Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form collection.
The Department says it seeks revisions to the Form 9035/9035E and Form 9035CP Instructions to “streamline parts of the current information collection to assist the regulated community with form completion; provide greater clarity of existing employer obligations under the programs; and promote greater program transparency by collecting additional information on the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers by U.S. employers.” The Department also seeks revisions to the WH-4 “to provide the form in a LIVECYCLE document to improve accessibility and compliance” with the Rehabilitation Act and the Workforce Investment Act; to “assist the regulated community with form completion”; and to “collect additional information to facilitate complainant communication for the enforcement of Forms 9035 and 9035E.”
Written comments must be submitted in accordance with the 60-day notice’s instructions at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-03/pdf/2017-16293.pdf. The August 3, 2017, announcement of the 60-day notice is at https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/. The related June 6, 2017, news release noted above is at https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170606.