Labor condition application (LCA) is a document that a prospective employer files with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) when it seeks to employ H-1B or E-3 non-immigrant workers. In the LCA, the employer attests to standards to which it will adhere. It must be certified by the authorized DOL official pursuant to the provisions of 20 C.F.R. §655.740
before it can be used.
Employers must provide a copy of the LCA to the employee prior to commencement of employment. Providing the LCA is designed to ensure that the employer does not make false statements and fulfills the obligations attested to on the LCA.