I tend look on the bright side of things. Although the government shutdown has halted our ability to file PERMs, LCAs and prevailing wages (to name a few) and tested our faith in the political system, I see a silver lining. This shutdown allows a little “me” time. It is a time to review lately unvisited compliance files and address other small annoyances that plague the immigration process.
- Copy of the pending LCA. Replace with the certified LCA containing original signature (once LCA is certified) and cover pages.
- Prevailing wage information/salary survey.
- Actual wage memorandum and wage statement.
- Posting Memorandum to confirm compliance.
- Summary of Benefits.
Some attorneys provide many of these documents to their clients (Jackson Lewis included), which may include a cover sheet/checklist that can be used as the cover page for the LCA public access file for each employee. The public access file is retained for a period of one year beyond the last date on which any H-1B nonimmigrant is employed under the LCA or, if no non-immigrants were employed under the LCA, one year from the date the LCA expired or was withdrawn.