The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has released the following PERM Statistics. The fact sheet gives the details of numbers certified, denied, withdrawn, and all the details of backgrounds of cases by region, etc.
Effective Date Question: Are any PERM regulation provisions applicable to applications filed under the regulation in effect prior to March 28, 2005? Answer: No, while many provisions in the PERM regulation are the same as, or similar to, the provisions found in the regulation in effect prior to March 28, … Continue reading
Question: What is the process by which an employer registers and files an application on line? Answer: In order to file permanent labor certification applications on-line, the employer must have a Permanent Online System account, username, password, and PIN. The account allows for the preparation and management of applications on-line, … Continue reading
On May 17, 2007, the Employment and Training Administration issued a Final Rule to clarify and augment its regulations on the permanent labor certification program, including the processing of cases backlogged under the prior regulation. 20 CFR part 656; 72 Fed. Reg. 29704 (May 17, 2007). Question: What is the … Continue reading
Common Mistakes regarding ETA Form 9089 Typos One of the most common mistake employers make when completing the ETA Form 9089 is not double checking that every single piece of information they have supplied is correct. The ETA Form 9089 is submitted online on the DOL website, making typos more likely. The … Continue reading
Introduction: What is PERM On December 27, 2004, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published new permanent labor certification application regulations. These regulations implemented DOL’s Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) system. PERM introduced electronic filing of a simpler, attestation-based form, and initially raised (and met) expectations of both employers and … Continue reading
PERM, or the Program Electronic Review Management System, is the process through which employers looking to hire foreign nationals to work in the United States on a permanent basis may gain approval. PERM applicants must file form ETA 9089 with the Department of Labor. Continue reading
It has been a year of frequent audits, huge backlog for I-140s and a recent prediction of decrease in IT jobs due to recession – all leading to a substantial drop in Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) applications this year compared to 2007.The Department of Labor’s Second Quarter Performance report … Continue reading