Now that the Department of Labor has centralized Prevailing Wage Determinations using its iCERT program, the wait is much longer than when state agencies made the determinations.  Lawyers are reporting about a six week wait for prevailing wage determinations.  Of course, if one wants to appeal the determination, it is unclear how long the additional wait would be.

Therefore, if you are an employer planning on filing a PERM application, and the beneficiary is approaching his or her fifth year in H-1B status, advance planning is imperative.

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Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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