PERM Labor Certification Services We Provide
The procedure of obtaining a labor certification is both complicated and time-consuming. Our firm’s experienced attorneys will assess your individual case and evaluate every immigration alternative open to you before beginning your PERM application. If we determine that PERM is not the best option for you, we’ll inform you of any other options, such as National Interest Waiver or EB-1 petitions, that may allow you to avoid filing a labor certification application altogether.
After you employ us for your labor certification case, our experienced attorneys will assist you in completing your application by following the stages below:
- Collect all required information and documents from the immigrant beneficiary’s sponsoring employer.
- Examine and evaluate the alien employee’s qualifications as well as the employment position’s criteria, including education requirements, duties, and location. We will inform the client whether a foreign degree evaluation or degree equivalent is required.
- Based on the information supplied, write the job description and choose qualifications.
- Discuss and resolve any difficulties relating to the job description and requirements with the alien beneficiary.
- Revise and finalize the job description and requirements with the employer.
- Assist the employer with the PERM online filing system registration.
- To acquire a prevailing wage determination from the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC), submit the required information.
- According to US Department of Labor (DOL) rules and guidelines, advise the employer on legal procedures that apply to the job recruitment process.
- For the employer’s assessment and approval, draft the job posting and propose advertising and posting schedules.
- With the client’s permission, arrange newspaper advertisements, the job order (either directly or through an advertising agent), and all external posts. With the client’s permission, we’ll also produce the content for the adverts and postings.
- Work with the employer to coordinate additional relevant recruitment actions (for example, publishing the job opportunity on the employer’s website, in which case we’ll prepare the content and submit it to the employer for posting). One of the permissible additional recruitment actions is referring the employer to a recruiting firm.
- Clarify the employer’s legal obligations when it comes to screening and interviewing applicants.
- All following recruitment initiatives should be coordinated, with instructions on how to respond to applicants provided. It’s important to note that your lawyer can’t make hiring decisions for you.
- Provide easy-to-use forms for the employer to utilize in gathering and documenting information about the hiring process. In the event of a DOL audit, we’ll also keep an extensive set of documents, including extensive paperwork relating to recruitment.
- On behalf of the employer, review all recruitment information obtained from the employer and create the relevant recruitment report.
- Prepare the online PERM application form and send a copy to the potential immigrant employee and the employer for evaluation before filing.
- After both the employer and the potential immigrant employee have given their approval, submit the online PERM application.
- If the Department of Labor chooses the application for an audit, we’ll work closely with the employer to ensure that the request is met.
- After submitting the application, communicate with the Department of Labor about any legal difficulties that arise, and answer to any requests for further information regarding the PERM case.
Refer to our Attorney’s Fees and Filing Fees page if you are considering hiring our company to handle your PERM labor certification application.
Overall, PERM labor certification is a time-consuming and complicated process. We urge that you seek the advice of an expert immigration lawyer.