BALCA to Verify Employer
BALCA to Verify Employer finds the CO properly rejected an unsigned letter from the Employer certifying sponsorship of the alien for the position. Matter of Diamond Valley Contracting, 2009-PER-00121 (6/23/09). If an employer’s application for labor certification is denied, the employer may appeal the denial to Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), which is under the Department of Labor. If BALCA denies the appeal, the employer or the employee may seek review in Federal Court. BALCA Says Employers Must Inquire Further Into Applicants Who Meet Overall Education and Experience Requirements. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) determines employers’ appeals of prevailing wage determinations and labor certification (“PERM”) denials during sponsorship of foreign nationals for employment-based green cards.