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The ABCs of PERM Labor Certification: A Step-by-Step Overview

(218 reviews)

Produced on November 07, 2016

$ 59 Immigration In Stock

Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Immigration

Course Description

This program, led by Fragomen’s Christopher Barnett and Brian Coughlin, addresses the intricacies of the employment-based Permanent Residence process. Their in-depth presentation outlines each step of the process for the PERM Labor Certification, providing a comprehensive summary of the Department of Labor’s process for certifying an employment position for Green Card use.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of the first step in the employment-based Permanent Residence process, The Department of Labor’s process for Labor Certification
  2. Identify general PERM regulations and current government processing times
  3. Understand employers' related recruitment obligations


Brian J. Coughlin

Fragomen Worldwide

Brian is a Partner in Fragomen’s Boston office, assisting large and multinational companies in various scientific fields and the financial services, publishing, and information technology industries. His practice comprises all aspects of business immigration law, including corporate restructuring concerns, policy drafting, employee trainings and related workforce enforcement and compliance issues. He regularly represents clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Embassies and consular posts abroad.

Brian has spoken on immigration topics at conferences organized by the Council for Global Immigration and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Prior to joining Fragomen, Brian was an associate attorney with another prominent Boston law firm, practicing exclusively in immigration and nationality law.

Brian has volunteered at the Haitian TPS Legal Clinic and through Catholic Charities.

Brian received his B.A. degree from Boston College, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Christopher M. Barnett

Fragomen Worldwide

Christopher joined Fragomen as an Associate Attorney in 2015 in the firm’s Boston office, where he assists clients with a range of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. His practice focuses on providing legal analysis of nonimmigrant petitions, including H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as filing PERM labor certifications.

While in law school, Christopher was a staff member of the Journal of High Technology Law and served as a student attorney in the Indian Law and Indigenous Peoples Rights Clinic.

Christopher received his B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School


Georgina K.

Excellent presentation!

Shawn Q.

very practical

Linda E.

Good collaboration by presenters. Well presented.

Erik S.

This is exactly what I needed.

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