￼PERM Labor Certification for Wisconsin Businesses
The U.S. government – specifically, the U.S. Department of Labor – requires employers to meet certain criteria before they’re allowed to hire foreign workers who need visas or green cards. One of those requirements is the permanent labor certification (sometimes called PERM), which this guide explains.
PERM Labor Certification for Wisconsin Businesses
For many companies, it just doesn’t make sense to jump through hoops and file dozens of forms with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to permanently hire foreign workers – and that’s why many businesses turn to Wisconsin immigration attorneys for help. Your attorney can help ensure that you have all the documentation you need, then fill out and submit a packet for a PERM labor certification on your company’s behalf. (It’s also worth noting that if you don’t intend to hire these workers on a permanent basis, you need a different type of labor certification. Your attorney can help you with that, as well.)
Related: Simple labor certification
What Types of Employees Can You Hire With a PERM Labor Certification?
You can hire permanent employees with a PERM labor certification. That means your employees will be eligible to apply for green cards, which signify lawful permanent residency in the United States. Lawful permanent residents are allowed to apply for naturalized citizenship after holding a green card for at least five years.
For a permanent labor certification, you must hire:
- A full-time worker, not a part-time worker
- A person for a permanent job, not a temporary job
- For a position that meets or exceeds the prevailing wage or actual wage
- With reasonable job requirements, which are the same across the industry and cannot be tailored to a particular individual’s background without proving that it’s a business necessity to do so
Do You Need to Talk to a Business Immigration Lawyer About Getting a PERM Labor Certification?
If your company needs to hire foreign nationals for a permanent job, we may be able to help you. Call our office at 414-383-6700 now to schedule your free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you the advice you need.