On April 25, 2008, we received the courtesy email notification from the Department of Labor that a PERM labor certification application we filed for a client on February 15, 2008 was certified. This case was not selected for auditing by the Department of Labor and was certified outright. Continuing our success in this field, we have helped another client secure the labor certification.
The employer of this case is a Korean restaurant and the position applied for is Chef/Head Cook. As we have indicated in our previous posting, all of the PERM labor certifications of our clients, audited or not, were approved since the implement of the PERM system. We are very proud of this flawless record. Yet at the same time, we are even more careful in preparing each of our cases.
Recently, the waiting time for EB-3 skilled workers for people from countries other than China, India, and Mexico has been greatly shortened. According to the May 2008 visa bulletin, the priority date for EB-3 for the countries other that the three countries has moved to March 1, 2006. With the heightened enforcement of immigration law by the BICE and the raid of companies by the authorities, it is impendent for employers needing permanent foreign workers to get on board and start the application for alien employees immediately. With the shortening of the waiting time, the employer would be able to obtain the service of the alien much sooner if the alien is in foreign countries, or is not in any working status in the US.
When preparing a PERM case, experience is extremely important as the process is highly technical and many aspects of the application must be clearly thought out before filing. Whether you are an employer or an employee contemplating applying for PERM (labor certification), please contact us immediately. Check out our web column and you will see the success we have obtained for our clients. Give us a call or send us an email. The help you need is just a click away!