New Labor Certification Regulations

Today, the US Department of Labor issued final regulations after 2 1/2 years of proposed regulations for processing permanent residence by sponsoring employers on behalf of employees. Known as "PERM", the new regulations make substantial changes, most of which are beneficial including quick processing times (45 days as opposed to years of waiting) and streamlined requirements. Responsibility is put on the employer to keep records in-house, rather than bogging down the government, as was required in the past. We look forward to handling these cases in a much cleaner, faster way.