US Department of Labor to Audit all Fragomen’s PERM Labor Certifications

On June 2, 2008, the US Department of Labor announced that it will audit all PERM labor certifications filed by attorneys at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP. , a major immigration law firm: firm.

The announcement states in part:  “The department has information indicating that in at least some cases the firm improperly instructed clients who filed permanent labor certification applications to contact their attorney before hiring apparently qualified U.S. workers. The audits will determine which, if any, applications should be denied or placed into department-supervised recruitment because of improper attorney involvement in the consideration of U.S. worker applicants.”