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Labor Certification/PERM

Labor Certification Processing Time

There are several classifications of foreign nationals who may be eligible to obtain temporary or permanent residence status, which enables them to live and work in the United States. The most utilized business and employment-based visas first require the U.S. business to obtain labor certification from the Department of Labor (DOL). At the law office of Litwin & Smith, our San Francisco labor certification/PERM lawyers assist U.S. employers and foreign nationals with all aspects of their business immigration needs.

Led by attorney Edward Litwin, a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, our law firm is knowledgeable of the complex and constantly changing U.S. immigration laws. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a skilled California work permit attorney at our firm.

Helping Employers And Employees Obtain Labor Certification

In order to obtain a labor certification from the DOL, an employer must demonstrate that there are not sufficient workers in the U.S. to fill the position at the prevailing wage, and that the employment of the foreign worker will not result in harm to similarly situated U.S. workers. Labor certification is a complex process involving:

  • Determination of the minimum requirements for the position
  • Establishing a prevailing wage
  • Recruitment
  • Review of U.S. workers for the position
  • Processing of application by the DOL

An employer’s success in obtaining a labor certification often depends on the way the position is classified and described. Our extensive experience in properly preparing labor certification applications and supporting documentation are critical components that have led to our firm’s significant success in obtaining labor certifications for clients.

For more detailed information on labor certification, please see our article: Would you like to immigrate to the United States through employment?

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