Posted on March 30, 2009

How to Shaft American Workers

Cohen & Grigsby, Seventh Annual Immigration Law Update, May 15, 2007

Editor’s Note: This video clip is from a lecture by Lawrence Lebowitz, Vice President for Marketing, of the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby. He is trying to recruit business for his firm, which specializes in getting Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) for foreign workers. He explains how to stay within the limits of the law but avoid hiring Americans.

You can e-mail Mr. Lebowitz.

The PERM he is talking about is defined by the US Department of Labor as follows:

permanent labor certification issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States . . . The DOL must certify to the USCIS that there are no qualified U.S. workers able, willing, qualified and available to accept the job at the prevailing wage for that occupation in the area of intended employment and that employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.

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