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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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  • Prevailing Wage for PERM Determination

    A key part of the PERM green card process involves obtaining a prevailing wage determination from the U.S. Department of Labor. So what exactly is this? Well, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the hiring of a foreign worker for a permanent position in a company will not adversely affect the wages and […]
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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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  • DOJ Sues Facebook for Skewing its Hiring Process in Favor of Foreign Workers

    On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Facebook alleging its hiring process favors temporary visa holders over U.S. workers in violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). The INA makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against U.S. citizens and nationals, asylees, refugees, and certain lawful […]
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