The DOL's newly implemented Labor Condition Application (LCA) online certification system has been slowing down H-1B filings and employers have been complaining about unjustified certification denials due to the DOL's claim of inability to verify the petitioner's federal employer identification number (FEIN). The DOL recently has provided guidance on overcoming FEIN-related denials, which requires the affected employers to forward the denial e-mail along with documentation confirming proper FEIN assignment to the DOL. When faced with an LCA denial with a time sensitive H-1B filing, contact your immigration legal counsel as soon as possible because correction of the wrongful LCA denial may affect your ability to file the H-1B proceedings within a specific timeframe.