This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.
The Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on April 28, 2022, that the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) is implementing technical changes to H-2B filing for the Form ETA-9142B (H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification) submission process. OFLC said that FLAG has upgraded the H-2B form fill and submit module, "which is expected to reduce lag time in completing form fields, document uploads, and appendices. All other FLAG H-2B functionality will be available to filers in the upgraded fill and submit module."
H-2B submissions must be initiated and submitted in the new form module. Any initiated H-2B cases submitted before 6 p.m. ET on April 28, 2022, will be deleted and a new application using the upgraded module will need to be created, OFLC said.