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Labor Certification Under PERM - Frequently Asked Questions


Is it permissible to use the same prevailing wage determination for more than one application?

Yes, as long as provisions regarding the validity period are followed, the employer is permitted to use the same prevailing wage determination if the prevailing wage is for the same occupation and skill level; the same wage source is applicable; and the same area of intended employment is involved.

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Does a prevailing wage determination expire?

Yes, a prevailing wage determination has a limited validity period as specified by the NPW HC, which may range from no less than 90 days to no more than one year from the determination date.

Note: To use a NPW HC prevailing wage determination, the employer must file its application or begin the recruitment required within the validity period specified by the SWA.

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