Labor Certification - PERM
With PERM reportedly only a few months away, labor certification strategy
has entered a strange twilight zone - not quite the old, not yet the new.
The upcoming session of ""Labor"-Intensive Immigration Practice: Advanced
DOL Strategies on the Eve of PERM" will feature a discussion on PERM and
the BCIS perspective on Labor Certification issues. The detailed curriculum
is as follows:
The PERM Rollout: Are you and your clients ready?
Should we REALLY expect publication by "late Fall" with effective date by
the end of 2003?
How will DOL Rollout PERM?
Will they offer beta testing of technology to corporate stakeholders and
What will happen to:
Schedule A (the pre-certified category)?
Jobs requiring a combination of education and experience?
To what extent will PERM resemble RIR or an Attestation-Driven Process?
Will print ads still be mandatory?
How will PERM "audits" differ from traditional supervised-recruitment
How will DOL ferret out labor certification fraud?
How will conversion to PERM operate?
How does DOL plan to operate a two-track system of PERM cases and backlog
reduction of RIR and standard cases in an era of "auto-remands"?
Should you try to pre-qualify your cases for PERM right now?
BCIS Perspectives on Labor Certification Issues:
BCIS interpretation of the Schedule A requirements,
H-1B extensions beyond Six Years: Who qualifies? Who loses?
Delayed labor certification adjudications and the impact of new DOJ
Appropriation Act amendments to AC-21
Reconciling the new statutory provisions with the BCIS Headquarters April
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speaker bios, and registration information, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2003.shtm. For the fax version,
please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2003.pdf.
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