Labor Certification

Immigration Attorney Serving Clients in Charlotte

If you need legal assistance with obtaining labor certification in order to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the U.S. and you are located in Charlotte, North Carolina, or in the surrounding communities, you should contact Kelli Y. Allen Immigration Law. Charlotte immigration lawyer Kelli Allen can provide you with comprehensive legal help in this endeavor. The firm focuses solely on immigration and nationality law and, because of this exclusive concentration, is knowledgeable in all aspects of this field of law, including labor certification.

Before you can submit an immigration petition to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services on behalf of your proposed foreign worker, you will have to certify that no qualified U.S. workers can be found to accept the employment that you offer at the prevailing wage and that by employing a foreign worker, the wages and conditions of similarly-employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. If there are qualified workers, even minimally qualified in the U.S., then the foreign worker usually cannot be offered work on a permanent basis. Several options exist for employment-based visas.

Since 1998, the Reduction in Recruitment process was introduced, which has streamlined the labor certification process. The employer must first, however, file with the Department of Labor in North Carolina and then, if approved, the case will move on to the federal Department of Labor for final approval.

As a Charlotte immigration attorney, Kelli can assist you with the process if you are an employer located in the state of North Carolina who is seeking labor certification.

Contact the Charlotte Immigration Lawyer at the firm today if you are a North Carolina employer who is seeking labor certification in order to hire a foreign worker. We help clients around the globe.