Newark, New Jersey, Employment Verification Lawyer
If you are an employer seeking permanent green card status for a key employee, you will be required to submit to the employment verification process. The Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process was initiated in order to protect the wages and working conditions of American workers from foreign workers willing to accept lower wages and benefits to live in the United States. The employment verification process required by the USCIS can become complicated particularly when a foreign worker on temporary visa has a particular set of skills not easily defined for the search and certification.
Employment verification / PERM process
The immigration attorneys at Gurnani & Gurnani have earned a reputation for excellence because we are one of the few immigration law firms in New Jersey that is willing to work directly with employers to determine your specific employment verification needs. We ensure that the employment verification application is done accurately and completely, in order to avoid unnecessary and costly delays. In addition, we put in the extra time and effort to make sure that your needs are met. Simply put, we do everything we can to help you through the labor verification process.
Businesses that employ foreign workers on temporary visas are often subject to LCA audits and I-9 audits by the USCIS to ensure that labor certification and temporary visa standards are being upheld. An LCA audit ensures that employers are paying prevailing wages to foreign workers on their payroll. An I-9 audit ensures that employers adhere to provisions of the law forbidding the hiring of illegal aliens. Employers who are found guilty of breaking USCIS regulations often need to mount a serious defense, or face fines and penalties sanctioned by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. Employers face a possible fine of up to $10,000 per illegal alien, if it is not their first offense.
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Gurnani & Gurnani will fully explain the employment verification requirements under the law. Contact us at 732-494-8900 to schedule an opportunity to discuss your specific circumstances. We have helped numerous businesses with similar questions and legal concerns that you now have.