PERM Labor Certification for EB-2 and EB-3
What is a permanent labor certificate?
The Department of Labor (DOL) issues a permanent labor certification that allows employers to hire foreign workers for permanent employment in the United States. The employer must show that they could not find qualified, able, and available candidates for the position.
Applying for a PERM labor certificate
The application process involves gathering information about the job offer and qualifications of the prospective worker. The process includes:
- Identifying the job requirements
- Prevailing Wage Determination
- Recruiting efforts
- Reporting the recruitment results
- Filing the labor certification application (ETA Form 9089)
If the application is denied, the final decision should state the reasons for the denial and advise the employer of the review process. At Chavez & Valko, our lawyers will review your labor certification denial and determine grounds for appeal.
For more information, and an in-depth explanation of the PERM process watch our 4-part video series here.