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Joel Stewart on PERM Labor Certification

PERM Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 24, 2009

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I will be in San Juan on September 24 giving an all-day workshop to the AILA group in Puerto Rico. The syllabus of the workshop is the following:


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PERM

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September 25, 2009

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Session 1: Mechanics of a PERM Case>>



  • Preparation of PERM: Understanding O"Net ABC's: Job Titles, Duties, & Occupations; Understanding Job Zones & SVP. >>
  • Prevailing wage: Competency Levels, WageRanges, Educational Ratings, Schedule D Professionals, Filing at SWA's & Appeals to DOL.>>
  • Problems Filing  PERM by Mail or Electronically, How to Avoid>>
  • How to Technical Errors on Form 9089>>


Session 2: Recruitment Process>>



  • Regular Recruitment,: Notice of Filing, SWA Job Orders, and Tips for Advertising, Recruitment Requirements for Professional Jobs,  Recruitment Campaign from in 61 to 180 Days >>
  • Ethical Issues: Review of Resumes, Contacting and Interviewing US Workers>>
  • Recruitment Reports, Preparing the Record File and Supporting Documents. >>
  • Schedule A: Nurses, Physical Therapists, Exceptional Workers in the Sciences or Arts, & Performing Artists>>


Session 3: Substantive Issues with PERM

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  • Defining Actual Minimum Requirements, Foreign Languages, Combination of Occupations, Alternative Requirements, Combinations of Education, Experience, and Training; Layoffs, Alien Influence and Control. >>
  • Who May Be an Employer, Definition of US Worker, >>
  • 2nd  Preference Issues: Advanced Degree v. Exceptional Ability>>
  • 3rd Preference Issues: Bachelor's Degree, Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Paid or Unpaid Work Experience.>>


Session 4: Reconsideration, Appeals to BALCA, & Federal Court Litigation >>



  • Audit Letters and Final Determinations, >>
  • Motions to Reconsider to CO and Requests for Appeal to BALCA, Challenging

  • DOL 's  Zero Tolerance Policy

  • BALCA Case Summaries Freedom of Information Act Requests>> Exhausting Administrative Review, Alien as Plaintiff, Update on Federal Court Decisions


For further information, contact karen.scalley@mdgslaw.com of the local SJ Chapter.


 


Hope to see some of my friends and blog readers in San Juan!


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