The DOL continued to scrutinize, audit and deny a significant number of applications for permanent labor certification (PERM). Approximately 30% of cases were audited, of those 50 percent were denied. Processing times have increased significantly. It is taking about a year for a PERM audited case to be adjudicated and five to six months for a case not audited. With these lengthy processing times, it is critical the employers and employees start planning early for the “green card” process.
PERM Application Audits Up and Processing Delayed
Marks Gray P.A.