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PERM-Labor Certifications

New York Immigration Lawyers Help Businesses Hire Immigrant Workers

Guiding you through the process of qualifying for labor certification

For an American business, hiring workers from overseas is not as simple as finding a good candidate and helping that person get a work visa. The U.S. Department of Labor requires all businesses seeking to hire immigrants to get a PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) labor certification before employees can begin the visa process. The program is intended to ensure that foreign workers do not take jobs from U.S. workers. The process is complicated and time-sensitive. The New York immigration attorneys at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP have the experience to guide you through the process, step by step.

Requirements for labor certification

Labor certification is important for those hiring second-preference workers, such as those with advanced degrees and at least five years of experience. It may also be needed for third-preference workers, including skilled and unskilled laborers. Businesses applying for a labor certification have to meet several requirements, including:

  • Advertisement and recruitment. Employers must show the Department of Labor that they have made a serious attempt to hire a person in the United States for the position. The position must be full time, available to U.S. workers and not tailored specifically to a particular foreign worker’s qualifications.
  • Prevailing wage. Pay for the position must be equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for that position in the United States.
  • Impact on U.S. workers. Employers must show that hiring a foreign worker won’t have adverse effects on U.S. workers, including diminishing wages or increasing unemployment.

You should work with an experienced immigration law attorney

Our lawyers have experience successfully guiding businesses through this process so the companies can hire the most qualified employees. The firm has nearly 60 years of experience serving individuals and families in New York City.  You can trust us to provide dependable legal counsel.

Set up an appointment with a respected immigration lawyer right away

Get answers to your immigration labor questions by calling Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP. You can reach us directly at 212-203-4795 or online. Our New York City office is conveniently located in the Financial District, on Broadway between Barclay and Vesey.  We’re open five days a week. We also have an office in Peekskill, N.Y. that serves clients in the Westchester area.

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