Good News !! For law firms ( more good news for Fragomen), Employers and employees can be now worry free as DOL decided to put an end to the audit it started on labor applications filed by a law firm.
I wrote in my previous post the brewing controversy between DOL and Fragomen in perm application. DOL issued guidance bulletin on June 13 supporting the stand that employers should involve in validating immigrant employee’s qualifications and not the lawyers.
In the latest developments in DOL vs. Fragomen issue reached climax today with DOL calling off the audit as reported in WSJ law blog. The reasoning is that DOL’s own prior rulings had created confusion about the proper role of immigration attorneys in the green-card application process. Now Fragomen and other law firms can breathe as the fight is over. Fragomen followed the DOL’s guidance when both employer and employee is sponsored. The DOL has clarified that going forward its regulations will apply to firms that represent only an employer.