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Category: PERM Center

  • 3 Key Things to Consider Before Starting the PERM Process

    The PERM green card process a time-consuming and expensive investment that requires thoughtful strategizing at the outset. Here are three things to consider before starting the PERM case. Watch our video below and for more info go to our PERM/Green Card Center. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Oh No, a PERM Audit! Now What?

    Receiving an audit during the PERM process can be a stressful and confusing speed bump when trying to obtain an employment based green card. If you know how the auditing process works, and what purpose it serves, then preventing and navigating an audit can be much easier. To be well informed, it is important to […]
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  • Documenting Employment and Skills Experience for PERM Cases

    In order to receive a PERM green card approval, a foreign national must have the necessary experience required for the job opening. Generally, an applicant must have gained the minimum employment experience requirement prior to joining the employer sponsoring the PERM application (with some exceptions). You can learn more about PERM Green Cards in our […]
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  • DOL Issued a Revised Wage Rule Restructuring the Prevailing Wage System

    On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule, Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, changing how wage levels are computed under the DOL’s four-tier wage structure. The January 14, 2021 rule is a revised version of a similar DOL rule, […]
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  • PERM Update: Processing Times and Employer Audits Have Increased in the Wake of COVID-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a strain on U.S. employers and the foreign workers they hire. Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) processing times have increased, and employers are seeing a sudden uptick in audits by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The PERM process is the first step of the green card process for foreign […]
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  • What is PERM? An Overview of the PERM Process

    If you are an immigration lawyer, an employer who has sponsored a foreign worker for a green card, or a foreign worker yourself, chances are you have heard the term “PERM” before. The PERM certification is the primary step before a foreign national can continue their journey to achieving their employer-sponsored green card and is […]
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  • The PERM Difference: EB-2 and EB-3 Categories

    The United States makes approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas available each fiscal year for foreign nationals as well as their spouses and children who wish to obtain a U.S. green card. The allocation of these visa numbers are divided into five preference categories based on their occupational skills. An individual needs the right combination of […]
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  • Foundation of the PERM Process: Skills & Business Necessity

    For a PERM green card case, it is important to confirm the educational requirements and a specific list of skills that a prospective candidate must possess to perform the job. These requirements and skills and will lead to the Department of Labor’s determination of the prevailing wage rate, and even more importantly, drive the recruitment […]
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  • Determining a Prevailing Wage for PERM

    Once a job description and requirements have been hammered down, the next step in the PERM process is to obtain a prevailing wage determination from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the hiring of a foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of […]
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  • Navigating the PERM Recruitment Process

    One of the key points within the PERM process is the recruitment phase. The recruitment process is an essential step to the PERM process because it tests the labor market to prove there are no authorized and qualified U.S. workers available for the job an employer is trying to hire a foreign national to fill. […]
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