AILA’s PERM Labor Certification Survival Guide, 2015-16 Ed. (.PDF)

AILA’s PERM Labor Certification Survival Guide, 2015-16 Ed. (.PDF)

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Release Date 8/8/15
ISBN 978-1-57370-393-1
Length 244 pages
Format PDF
SKU 53-93
The publication of AILA's PERM Labor Certification Survival Guide coincides with the 10th anniversary of the PERM labor certification program. Although the 2005 regulation remains for the most part intact, new questions of law are constantly emerging as industry recruitment standards continue to shift.

To help you maneuver through this rapidly aging program, AILA's PERM Survival Guide serves as a vital resource to PERM practice pending DOL's modernization of the program.

The articles in this resource provide updated guidance on the most critical aspects of the PERM process, including:

  • PERM pathway to permanent residency
  • Establishment of minimum job requirements
  • Unusual travel requirements
  • Prevailing wage issues and recruitment requirements
  • A detailed dissection of the ETA Form 9089
  • PERM audits including a discussion of known audit triggers
  • Supervised recruitment
  • PERM appeals
  • Ethical issues pertaining to PERM Practice

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Shannon Napier Barnes is a co-founding partner of Mehlman Barnes LLP, a boutique immigration law firm in San Diego. In her employment-based immigration practice, Shannon has represented large multinational organizations ranging from Fortune 500 all the way to smaller privately held organizations, as well as nonprofit research institutions. She has represented industry leaders spanning high technology, biotechnology, computer gaming, and higher education, with respect to the temporary and permanent hiring of foreign national workers. Shannon has managed intracompany programs for large multinational organizations (transfers, trainees, and business visitors), has developed corporate immigrations policies, and advised with respect to issues associated with consular practice. Shannon was ranked as a Rising Star in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, in 2015.

Shannon's PERM labor certification practice has included basic processing, special handling for university professors, postfiling audits, supervised recruitment, and appeals to the U.S. Department of Labor as well as the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Shannon has published several articles on various PERM labor certification topics, and she served as a contributing editor to the prior edition of this book, AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification (2011 Ed.). Shannon is also involved in AILA at the local and national levels through publications, speaking, and committee involvement. Locally, Shannon served as the AILA San Diego Chapter Secretary from 2014 -2015, assuming the role of chapter treasurer for the 2015 -2016 term. Shannon also cochairs the AILA San Diego CBP Liaison Committee as well as the AILA San Diego SSA/DMV Committee. Shannon has served in a vital capacity as the California chapters liaison for DMV licensing issues stemming from immigration policies in the State of California. Nationally, Shannon served as a member of the SSA/DMV/SAVE Taskforce from 2014 -2015, assuming the role of vicechair of the SSA/DMV/SAVE Taskforce for 2015 -2016. Shannon has published with AILA on various employment-based immigration topics.

Alexander Dgebuadze is a founding partner at Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP in Los Angeles, a law firm dedicated to practicing U.S. immigration and nationality law. He focuses on business immigration law, representing clients in academic, automotive, entertainment, healthcare, R&D, and high-technology sectors. Alex manages the firm's national PERM labor certification practice, works with multinational clients on international transfer strategies, and handles investor visas for small startups to large corporations. Alex counsels clients on complex challenges, appeals, audits, and investigations by USCIS and DOL. An active member of AILA, Alex has served on numerous national and regional committees, including on the AILA Board of Publications since 2014.

Alex regularly presents on advanced immigration law topics at universities and professional conferences, and has written on a wide range of immigration law issues affecting PERM labor certifications, extraordinary ability visas, H-1B cap exemptions, EB-5 investor visas, and consular procedures. Alex has served as contributing editor to AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification: Strategies, Samples, and Guidance for Achieving Success (2012), a labor certification chapter editor for Kurzban's Immigration Law Source Book, 12th Edition, and is a current co-editor of AILA's PERM Labor Certification Survival Guide, 2015 -16 Ed. Alex is listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

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