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Labor Certification

Labor Certification

What to Know about Labor Certification

The Department of Labor (DOL) may issue a permanent labor certification, enabling a foreign worker to work for a U.S. employer permanently in the United States. In more cases than not, the U.S. employer is required to get a certified labor certification application from the DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) before submitting an immigration petition to the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

On behalf of the U.S. employer, the DOL must prove to the USCIS that there are absolutely no adequate workers in the United States who are able, willing, available, and qualified to perform the opportunity of employment in the designated area. It must also be proven that the wages and working conditions of comparable U.S. employees will not be subject to change due to the employment of the foreign worker. If you need help beginning or completing the labor certification process, call a Tampa immigration lawyer for quality assistance at (800) 708-4399.

As of December 27th, 2004, ETA established a final regulation of the permanent labor certification program (PERM), which efficiently executes an overhauled permanent labor certification program made effective on March 28th, 2005. As of this date, all ETA Form 9089 applications (replacing the former ETA Form 750 applications) had to be filed at the corresponding National Processing Center (NPC). This form is now mandatory for an employer's sponsorship of a foreign national through the labor certification process, specifically for an employment-based Green Card.

Passwords, identifiers, or personal identifier numbers (PINs) may be needed by the DOL in the labor certification process, all of which will be used only by the individual. Therefore, any electronic conveyance will be presumed to originate from the individual that has used the corresponding identifier.

Labor Certification Attorneys in Tampa

As with many immigration issues, the labor certification process is laden with intricate details. The law office of Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A., is extremely well-versed in labor certification and a multitude of other immigration law topics. With over 100 combined years of legal experience, our firm is equipped with an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, and Richard Maney, Christian Zeller, Gereald P. Siepp, and Ramon Carrion are Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by The State Bar of Florida Board of Legal Specialization*. We provide excellent client service and a high level of integrity.

If you are attempting the labor certification process, contact a Tampa labor certification lawyer at once for legal assistance.

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