The PERM process is an employment-based method of immigration, by which an employer demonstrates that there is an insufficient availability of U.S. workers who are able and qualified to perform the job in question.
The Program Electronic Review Management system, or PERM, is an electronic filing system used by the U.S. Department of Labor to process labor certification applications. PERM is the only process available to employers seeking a permanent foreign workforce.
Labor certification applications under PERM are examined based on:
- Whether the employer has met the regulation requirements
- Whether there is a shortage of able, willing, qualified, and available workers
- Whether employment of a foreign national will have a negative effect on U.S. workers’ wages and working conditions
The following is required of an employer before the permanent employment certification application is submitted to the Department of Labor:
- Determine if PERM approval is likely
- Determine appropriate minimum requirements for the job in question
- Obtain the prevailing wage for the job from the Department of Labor
- Develop, perform, and document appropriate recruitment efforts
- Give notice of the labor certification filing to existing employees
- Assemble all necessary supporting documentation in case of an audit
Youngblood & Associates is experienced in the PERM process and regulations and will help your business navigate its complexities. We will assist you in determining if you meet the requirements to file a labor certification application, ensure that you are prepared for every step of the PERM process, and provide continued counsel should an audit or supervised recruitment be required.
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