The labor condition application (LCA) is important to many employers and foreign workers in the United States, as it is a part of the H1B petition filing process. The LCA is a form that requires U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) approval in order for an employer to file an H1B petition for a temporary professional worker.
What is an amendment to LCA?
On April 9, 2015, USCIS' Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (PDF), which held that employers must file amended H-1B petitions when a new Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA) is required due to a change in the H-1B worker's worksite
Is LCA required for h1b?
Introduction. A certified Labor Condition Application (ETA Form 9035), is a prerequisite to H1B approval. The LCA must be certified by the Department of Labor (DOL) before the H1B petition is submitted to USCIS. The employer must also document compliance with the LCA requirements in a public access file.