Most individuals seeking to obtain Legal Permanent ResidenceLegal Permanent Residence is also known as the “Green Card.” through employment must have their employers, or prospective employers begin the process by ﬁling a “Labor Certiﬁcation“Labor Certiﬁcation” is shorthand for “Application for Permanent Employment Certiﬁcation.”” with the US Department of Labor.
Due to changes in the processing of Labor Certiﬁcations by the US Department of Labor, Labor Certiﬁcations have been known by several diﬀerent names Labor Cert., RIR, Reduction in Recruitment, etc., and are currently also known as “PERM.”
PERM Labor Certiﬁcations are technically diﬃcult, as the requirements are numerous and detailed, and a simple typographical error can be enough to trigger a denial. It is therefore imperative that employers ﬁling a PERM Labor Certiﬁcation have an experienced attorney handling the matter. Our ﬁrm has successfully handled numerous PERM Labor Certiﬁcations, and has been retained by employers who initially thought they could do it on their own. You should contact us to proceed with your PERM Labor Certiﬁcation.
For more details on the process, please read the following:
- For a description of the process from the employer’s perspective;
- For a description of the process from the employee’s perspective;
- For details on how to register your company with the Department of Labor in order to be allowed to ﬁle PERM Labor Certiﬁcations;
- For information regarding the prevailing wage requirements for PERM;
- For a description of the document retention requirements that are part of a PERM Labor Certiﬁcation ﬁling;
- For additional requirement that apply to live-in positions;