The Labor Department has posted updated processing times for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications and prevailing wage determination (PWD) requests.

PERM Processing Times: As of July 1, the department was adjudicating applications filed in June 2023 and earlier, conducting audit reviews on applications filed in December 2022 and earlier and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in September 2023 and earlier.

Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications

Determinations Month Calander Days
Analyst Review June 2024 388
Audit Review June 2024 493

PWD Processing Times: As of July 1, the National Prevailing Wage Center was processing PWD requests filed in January 2024 and earlier for H-1B OEWS cases and December 2023 and earlier for PERM OEWS cases. For H-1B and PERM non-OEWS cases, the department was processing requests filed in June 2023 and earlier. Redeterminations were being considered on appeals filed in March 2024 and earlier for H-1B cases and January 2024 and earlier for PERM cases. Finally, Center Director Reviews were being conducted for both H-1B and PERM cases filed in August 2023 and earlier.

BAL Analysis: While DOL reports that they are adjudicating cases filed in June 2023, as of this time BAL has not yet received adjudications of PERMs filed in June 2023.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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