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:PERM Workshop
September 24, 2009
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org of the local SJ Chapter.
Hope to see some of my friends and blog readers in San Juan!