Generally, DOL will not certify a PERM where one is a substantial owner and ownership of more than 50% must be disclosed. Consult with an immigration attorney to explore solutions.
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Ownership of even a small amount in a closely held company must be disclosed. It is very difficult to show fair and objective recruitment for U.S. workers for the offered position when there candidate being sponsored has equity in the sponsoring organization.
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Ownership results is denial of PERM in most cases.
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