On April 28, 2009, the Department of Labor certified a PERM Labor Certification application we filed for a client at Washington State for the position of Structural Engineer. This case was not audited by the Department of Labor and was approved without encountering any problem since we had it. Continuing our 100% approval rate and our success in this field, we have helped another client secure the labor certification.
The employer of this case is a civil engineering firm located at Washington State. The petition was filed at the end of October of 2008. As now well-known by our readers, the PERM process has slowed down tremendously since it started. Currently, it typically takes the Department of Labor between 5 months to 9 months to process a PERM petition. If a case is audited, the processing time will be even longer. 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. The approval of this case continued our success record in application for labor certification.
Since April and May of 2008, the Department of Labor has heightened the frequency of auditing labor certification cases. As such, compliance with the DOL regulations in the preparation of the cases is a must. Also, 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 successes we have obtained for our clients. Give us a call or send us an email. The help you need is just a click away!