Our PERM Labor Certification Specialty Team

Since the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implemented new regulations in March 2005, labor certification applications are required to be filed through the Program Electronic Review Management, or PERM, system. Though PERM conforms to most of the fundamental rules of the old process, the specific steps employers must take are distinct. For one, PERM recruitment is more complicated than its preceding version.

In short, PERM poses a series of challenges that require meticulous attention to detail, including understanding a host of rules and technicalities of the PERM system. The ability to deploy PERM-focused strategies over a relatively short period of time is essential.

Long before DOL’s adoption of PERM, our firm established a PERM task force to closely follow and study several draft versions of the new regulations. Since the finalization of these regulations, our firm’s PERM specialty team has taken on numerous legal and procedural challenges, ultimately becoming one of the first immigration law firms to have PERM cases approved.

Over the past two decades, our PERM team has successfully assisted many clients in PERM cases for a wide range of positions, including computer professionals, university teachers, accountants, business managers, engineers, architects, technicians, and scientists. We’re proud to have a diverse clientele around the country, which comprises both small companies with a handful of employees to large companies with workforces in the thousands. We’re additionally proud to have represented several clients with Motions to Reconsider (MTR), resulting in these clients having their previously denied cases reopened and approved.

Our dedicated PERM legal team is led by three experienced attorneys with dozens of years of combined experience in labor certification applications and immigration petitions. Jian (Joe) Zhou, a managing partner based at our Wisconsin office; Jane (Zhong) Xu, a managing partner based at our Houston office; and Jianhua Zhang, a senior attorney working at our Seattle office are ready and able to assist you with your PERM application.

Overall, PERM labor certification is an extremely complicated and time-sensitive procedure. We recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Over the years, Zhang & Associates has successfully handled hundreds of PERM cases. If you would like to contact us, we’re available by phone at (713) 771-8433, or you can visit us at one of our eight U.S. locations. We’re also conveniently available by e-mail at info@hooyou.com. Our attorneys will use their experience, expertise, and teamwork to ensure the highest quality of service for your PERM case.

For more detailed information on PERM labor certification, including minimum requirements and USCIS policies, refer to the following links:

Updated 04/14/2017