Archive for the ‘Labor Certification’ Category

Lost Labor Certification/PERM

Please help me. My boss lost my labor certificate. He filed my I-140 with a signed copy but apparently that wasn’t good enough and they are asking for the original. What I can do? Lost labor certifications are not uncommon. The biggest problem is that the Department of Labor will not simply send you another one. They will only send […]

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PERM Processing Times and Alternatives

PERM labor certification processing remains abysmally slow at the the Department of Labor.  The DOL recently touted a6% improvement (11% to 17%) in PERM adjudications without 6 months of filing.  This means that the DOL is now able to issue a decision (approval or denial) in 17% of cases within 6 months.  The vast, vast […]

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Recent Challenges with the PERM Labor Certification Process

Recent layoffs have made obtaining PERM certification much more challenging than in the past. If there is a layoff in the area of intended employment, PERM regulations require that the employer notify and consider all potentially qualified laid off workers in the occupation or related occupation. 20 C.F.R. § 656.17(k)(1). Moreover, the employer must disclose […]

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 11:37 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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