Business immigration attorneys advise employers on which employment-based preference categories an employee qualifies for and can determine whether labor certification is a necessary step or can be avoided. If labor certification is a necessary step in the employment-based immigration process, business immigration attorneys can counsel employers on how to best comply with U.S. Department of Labor's regulatory requirements.
Some people may be eligible to apply for U.S. permanent residency by self-petitioning, meaning that an employer is not required to sponsor the permanent residency petition. Examples include EB-1 Extraordinary Ability cases, EB-2 national interest waiver cases, and EB-5 Immigrant Investor Cases.
A business or individual who needs more information concerning eligibility for filing an employmnet-based petition should contact an immigration attorney to discuss their options.