The PERM Labor Certification Process

The PERM labor certification took effect on March 28, 2005 to overcome the inefficiencies and delays associated with the earlier Reduction in Recruitment and Traditional labor certification programs. As of this date, PERM is the only available means to pursue labor certification, which is the primary method by which foreign nationals obtain green card status in the United States based on employer sponsorship. Although the program offers much faster processing times for most cases, it also exposes employers to greater potential liability. We help employers navigate the Department of Labor’s evolving policies for this new program, with the goal of obtaining labor certification as quickly as possible while minimizing exposure to the potential risks, which are as-of-yet largely undefined.

“Learn more about the Labor Certification Process in our Resources section”


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