This classification allows you to hire professional employees after you have obtained an approved labor condition application (LCA) from the Department of Labor (DOL). Professional employment is employment in a speciality occupation. A specialty occupation is one “that requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and “attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum. You must also demonstrate that you will pay and have the ability to pay the prevailing wage required. The employee you select must be able to demonstrate that he or she qualifies for the speciality occupation.