Based upon information obtained from the recently filed lawsuit, Fragomen vs. Chao (DOL) it is expected by many experts, that PERM cases facing an audit by the DOL will be delayed by over 1 year as the DOL attempts to follow through on its promise to audit all PERM applications filed by Fragomen. For all of the other filers using the DOL system, it is certainly hoped that someone at the DOL will soon come to their senses, recognize the foolishness of their ways, stick their tail between their legs and stop this nonesense. We will update our readers as more news becomes available.
The DOL announced today that all of the PERM filings made by the national law firm Fragomen will be subject to audit due to claims of the law firm being improperly involved in the rejection of U.S. workers. Given the vague nature of the regulation in question, this action could prove to be enlightening and provide a much needed drawing of the lines between the employer, alien, and the law firms' roles in the PERM process.