BALCA vacated and remanded CO determination – SWA Job Posting

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently vacated and remanded the final determination of a Certifying Officer (CO) denying labor certification (LC) for an alien worker for the position of “Purchasing Manager.”

The CO originally denied the application on the grounds that the Employer failed to provide evidence of its State Workforce Agency (SWA) job posting subsequent to an audit. The Employer stated that a screenshot of the Oklahoma Job Link Website was in fact submitted. The request for review was sent to the Appeals Board by the CO. In an appellate brief, the Employer continued to argue that the SWA job posting was included in the original audit while the CO stood by its original position that it was not.

Accordingly, the BOARD reversed the decision of the CO, finding that the Employers SWA job posting was clearly included in the audit response. The application was sent back to the CO for issuance of a labor certification.