Updated PERM Fact Sheet

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 The fact sheet gives the details of numbers certified, denied, withdrawn, and all the details of backgrounds of cases by region, etc.

PERM FAQs: General

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

PERM FAQs: Filing & Refiling

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

PERM FAQs: Fraud

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

The Nuts and Bolts of PERM Labor Certification

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