Permanent Labor Certification
What is a Permanent Labor Certification?
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issues what are known as Permanent Labor Certifications to allow employers to hire alien workers for jobs inside the USA. The process of applying for and keeping up a Permanent Labor Certification (PLC) can be difficult to understand, even for experts in the field of immigration. This is because the rules governing how and when foreign workers may qualify for the certification change, and the application form (ETA Form 9089) can be very involved.
Permanent Labor Certification Process
Typically, what happens is that an employer files a petition with the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) after getting information from the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration offices. A permanent labor certification will be provided only if the employer can prove that no other U.S. workers can or are willing to do the job at a given fair wage and that the approval of the certification won’t negatively impact other United States laborers in similar positions.
It’s unsurprising that many people who want to work in the United States have difficulty obtaining this certification, given all the legal and logistical hoops. Fortunately, you can turn to the Law Offices of Eliana Phelps for solid, dependable help. Our California based law firm has served many clients just like you in a dynamic fashion. We can provide assistance with a range of immigration questions and legal issues, including matters involving:
Whether you need simple help understanding the application process for a Permanent Labor Certification or you need complex assistance with a range of immigration related matters, we are here to help. Our sympathetic, experienced immigration attorneys have a passion for helping immigrants establish lives and futures here in the US.
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