IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Employers in need of work permits for foreign workers in quota-subject job categories in 2019 should file their quota applications by July 31.
What does the change mean? Companies that have not already done so should begin preparing their quota applications in order to meet the deadline.
BAL Analysis: Filing a quota application is an annual requirement for companies that rely on foreign workers in job categories where quotas apply. Companies that do not file the applications cannot apply for work permits if quotas expire. In addition to the mandatory quota application, employers are encouraged to file voluntary projections of their foreign labor needs for 2019 with the Department of Labor. This may allow them to receive priority consideration when additional quota numbers become available.
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