I used to be honored to be concerned within the newest version of AILA’s Information to PERM Labor Certification, and the 2023 revised version is a useful resource I wished to make certain you all knew was obtainable! The publication carries ahead a robust custom of insightful items on key labor certification subjects in addition to sensible how-to’s, and presents one thing for each practitioner, from a newly minted immigration lawyer to immigration regulation luminaries. Vitally, it comes on the heels of main adjustments wrought by the Division of Labor, together with transferring the e-filing of PERMs from iCert to FLAG and launching a brand new ETA 9089 kind in an setting rife with technical glitches and unanswered questions of each kind and substance.
The Information is meant to serve a vital operate of highlighting key labor certification guidelines, choices, theories and insurance policies, analyzing vexing problems with authorized interpretation and observe and offering an analytical framework for reaching success in acquiring everlasting employment certification.
Lots of the articles on this version have been printed in earlier editions, however the authors have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure all are up-to-date and replicate the intricacies and flaws of the brand new kind and the submitting course of. On the identical time, the Information is forward-looking and comprises articles on a number of the urgent problems with at this time’s PERM observe.
As a practitioner, it’s onerous to choose a “favourite” subject amongst these included within the information, but when I had to decide on a set of them, I feel I’d lean towards people who supply extra of the “How To’s” and act as easy-to-use, step-by-step assistants for particular components of the PERM puzzle.
For these of you questioning what’s actually modified, properly, the PERM regulatory framework, in impact since 2005, stays largely intact. Though BALCA choices and coverage updates have clarified points through the years, PERM observe basically continues to be difficult. As of this writing, DOL’s sudden choices to transition to FLAG and implement a brand new kind have but to yield labor certification approvals and we’re sure questions of regulation and compliance will persist for years to return.
It’s then our hope that AILA’s Information to PERM Labor Certification, 2023 revised version, provides heart stage to most salient points in labor certification regulation, serves as an efficient software for managing PERM practices, and succeeds in illuminating the tensions between the principles, choices and coverage – all to arrange us for what comes subsequent.
AILA members, the brand new ETA-9089, Software for Alien Employment Certification, launched on DOL’s FLAG system in June. Register now for a free roundtable on November 15 to participate in a dialogue and Q&A session about what we’ve discovered since its launch. It is a follow-up to the seminar, Navigating the Implementation of the New PERM Type ETA-9089 in FLAG, which is obtainable as a free OnDemand recording to AILA members.