Employment-Based Green Card Attorneys

Nationwide Representation in PERM (Labor Certification) Applications

The attorneys and staff at The Shapiro Law Group are proud of our long history of assisting businesses of all types and sizes in sponsoring their employees for immigrant visas to obtain permanent resident status in the U.S. –commonly known as the “green card.”

30 Years of Exclusive Practice in Immigration Law

Ronald Shapiro has extensive experience in all non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters on behalf of U.S. employers. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we represent large corporations and all companies throughout the Midwest and across the United States. Call our labor certification lawyer at (847) 564-0712 to discuss how we can assist your business.

Immigrant Visa Requirements

  • If you are an employer who employs a foreign worker in an executive or managerial capacity on an L-1A intracompany transfer visa, you may directly sponsor the employee for an immigrant visa. We will be happy to assist you in filing this application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
  • If you, in your capacity as an employer, presently have a foreign worker employed by your company on an H, TN, O, or L-1B work visa, or other non-immigrant visa, your business can sponsor him or her for a green card (permanent residence or immigrant visa). You must establish that your business has been unable to find an American worker to hire who meets reasonable job requirements, including minimum education and experience requirements.

PERM Labor Certification

In most cases, prior to filing an employment-based immigrant visa application on the employee’s behalf, employers must receive approval of a Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification. This application is filed on behalf of the sponsored or potential employee. As of March 2005, the PERM labor certification process has replaced the traditional Recruitment or Reduction in Recruitment (RIR) process, and is now the primary process for allowing businesses to sponsor employees to receive green cards. The Shapiro Law Group is technologically equipped and well versed in USCIS documentation requirements to expedite immigration visa approvals.

If hiring an employee who has entered the United States on an H-1B visa, H-1B1 visa, E-visa, TN or an L-1B visa, it is necessary that you speak with a knowledgeable PERM labor certification attorney to address all of the complex legal issues. Contact The Shapiro Law Group online or call us at (847) 564-0712. Our firm utilizes a flexible appointment schedule to better suit your needs.