The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new prevailing wage determinations (PWD) for H-1B, H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore), H-1C, H-2B, E-3 (Australia), and Permanent Labor Certification Programs. Rather than obtaining the prevailing wage from the local state workforce agency, a centralized prevailing wage determination from DOL in Washington, D.C. will be used. The new procedure will become effective January 1, 2010. Beginning January 1, 2010 in order to file a PWD with the new system, Form ETA 9141 must be used. Form ETA must be filed by U.S. mail or other delivery service to: U.S. Department of Labor- ETA National Prevailing Wage and Helpdesk Center Attn: PWD Request 1341 G Street, NW, Suite 201 Washington, D.C. 200005-3142
On or about January 20, 2010, DOL will implement the online prevailing wage system through iCERT, and employers will be able to file the PWD online.