PERM Essentials: Drafting the Job Description and Minimum Requirements

PERM Essentials: Drafting the Job Description and Minimum Requirements

PERM Essentials: Drafting the Job Description and Minimum Requirements (CLE Recording)
Live Event Date: 02/16/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

A successful PERM application requires paying meticulous attention to the job description and minimum requirements from the start. Every detail needs to be accurate to ensure that the rest of the PERM process will work. During this beginner seminar, our experts will provide practical tips and techniques for working with clients to draft the job description, determine the minimum requirements, and finalize the Application for Prevailing Wage Determination. They also will discuss important timing considerations and how to manage client expectations throughout the process.

Featured Topics:

  • Should you use the current position or a future position?
  • How do you draft a comprehensive job description?
  • How do you work with the employer (and not the employee) to determine the actual minimum requirements?
  • Does the employee meet the minimum requirements?
  • Finalizing the Application for Prevailing Wage Determination (Form ETA-9141)

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Maggie M. Murphy (DL), AILA Board of Governors/DOL Liaison Committee, Austin, TX

Maggie M. Murphy is a Partner in the Austin office of B-A-L. She specializes in complex, creative business immigration solutions. She has more than 22 years of technical expertise and is an industry leader in PERM, I-9 and E-Verify compliance, and business immigration. Maggie is currently serving as Elected Director on the Board of Governors for AILA and is Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Bennett Savitz, AILA Distance Learning Committee Co-Chair, Boston, MA

Bennett Savitz founded Savitz Law Offices in 2000. He has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1994, is a past Chair of the AILA New England Chapter and has served on several local and national AILA committees. He graduated cum laude from UCSD (1990). He received his MA in International Relations and his JD from Boston University (1993). He currently teaches Business Immigration Law at New England Law School, and a Graduate School course on Immigration Law and Policy at Lesley University.

Hannah F. Little, AILA Innovation & Technology Committee, Charlotte, NC

Hannah F. Little is the Managing Partner of Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm. She has extensive experience advising employers on corporate immigration matters, including the PERM application process and the preparation of nonimmigrant work visa petitions. She currently serves as the Chair of the Education Subcommittee for the AILA Innovation and Technology Committee. Hannah is one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar.

Stephen Huey, Toronto, ON, Canada

Stephen Huey is a Director with Vialto Partners LLP. His practice focuses on PERM and immigrant visa petitions. He previously worked as a Consular Officer with the Department of State in Mumbai, India. Mr. Huey received his JD from the University of Virginia (2007).

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.