Hiring Skilled or Unskilled Labor in Los Angeles
Any employer looking to hire skilled or unskilled foreign labor cannot do so unless the Secretary of Labor has certified there are not sufficient U.S. employees. This labor certification process is commonly known as PERM.
At Hanlon Law Group, P.C., we have a thorough understanding of the legal issues surrounding PERM and the regulations established by the U.S. Department of Labor. Our immigration lawyers assist both Southern California employers and potential employees in filing the necessary applications and ensuring they meet all the requirements. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.
We Guide Businesses Through the Recruitment Process
Regulations governing the recruitment of foreign employees are designed to prevent U.S. workers from losing employment opportunities to foreign workers within a particular job category. At the Hanlon Law Group, P.C., we advise businesses during the recruitment process to ensure compliance with these regulations. We advise them on appropriate actions and make sure they file paperwork in a timely manner. We also help employers establish an account with the Department of Labor so application materials can be submitted online.
Labor certification must be completed within a specific amount of time after the recruiting process begins. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney who can assist with all your employment immigration needs.
Why is PERM labor certification important for employers?
PERM labor certification is the first step in the standard employment-based “green card” process. With some exceptions, employers filing on behalf of foreign workers must prove that there are no American workers “qualified, willing, and able” to fill the position. Labor certification is a statement from the United States Department of Labor that a particular position at a particular company is “open” because no qualified United States workers are available. Without PERM certification, your company cannot legally offer permanent employment to a foreign worker.
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