We wrote earlier this summer about the Department of Labor’s new software rollout. The Foreign Labor Application Gateway, or FLAG, is the government’s new cloud-based portal designed to serve as an application filing and case management solution for all foreign labor certification processes. The first part of the rollout required employers to submit Prevailing Wage Requests on the platform. Now employers must also submit the Labor Condition Application (“LCA”) for Nonimmigrant Workers using this system.
The LCA is an integral part of the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 application processes. Many temporary work visa applications will require this new software, which has experienced significant technical issues throughout the rollout process. This software will also make it easier for the government to crosscheck information between the temporary work visa application and the green card process. We have anticipated this change. We will ensure that the transition is smooth and the information provided is consistent across application types for all of our clients.