PERM Labor Certification is the most widely used opportunity to obtain an employment-based green card. If you’re considering hiring a foreign worker for your business, you’ll need a PERM Labor Certification before applying for most employment-based visas. Program Electronic Review Management (commonly referred to as PERM) is the process of applying for Labor Certification.
The Department of Labor (DOL) issues PERM labor certifications so employers can hire foreign workers. PERM labor laws have requirements that employers must follow to demonstrate a real need for foreign workers while protecting American jobs. Before an employer can submit a Form I-140 to petition USCIS to hire a foreign worker, they must take steps to certify that the worker was recruited and hired in accordance with federal and state labor laws so they can receive a certified labor certification from the DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
Before applying for PERM Labor Certification, the employer must take the following steps:
If the DOL denies a PERM application, the business can appeal the denial:
It is not unusual for the DOL to audit PERM Labor Certifications. If the DOL audits a business’s PERM certifications, they typically want proof that the company took all measures to find a qualified American worker to fill the role. The business must respond within 30 days and expect a decision within four months of their response.
A Business Immigration Lawyer Can Support Your PERM Applications, Denials and Audits
The PERM Labor Certification process can be difficult and time-consuming. An experienced business immigration lawyer can support the PERM process, including:
A business immigration lawyer with PERM experience can help your company get the foreign workers you need to grow your business and save you time and money. Contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office to discuss how our legal team can help you achieve your business goals. Contact us today at 630-912-0322 to get started.