Posted June 21, 2018 - Farheen Affan 1 Comment
The LCA – Labor Condition Application is a form, which employers must file with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) on behalf of employees who are applying for a non-immigrant H-1B, H-1B1 (Singapore and Chile) or E-3 (Australia) work visa.
LCA contains the details of job titles, the salary or rate of pay, length & location of employment and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) that will be hired. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System is a United States government system of classifying occupations. It is used by U.S. federal government agencies collecting occupational data, enabling comparison of occupations across data sets. It is designed to cover all occupations, in which work is performed for pay or profit, reflecting the current occupational structure in the United States.
An employer first submits Form ETA 9035/9035E to apply for LCA. If approved, the LCA is valid for up to three years of employment (two years for E-3). The main purpose of an LCA is for employers to attest to the employment details of H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 applicants.
OnBlick enables to provide the appropriate SOC code based on the job skills, roles and responsibilities, job description and capture all the necessary information required for the LCA (Labor Condition Application). Once the LCA is generated, the LCA can be shared to attorney to get the LCA certified.