Archive for June, 2012

IT Staffing Company Agrees to Pay Up For Firing Employee Who Complained About H-1B Hiring Discrimination

A few weeks ago we wrote about a legal complaint against an H-1B body-shop employer that highlighted a unique process for American citizens or green-card holders to contest unscrupulous employers who exploit the H-1B program. In our prior story, we discussed the complaint process within the Department of Justice (DOJ), in which American citizens and green […]

Assumptions Kill the Cat (At Least in the Workplac…

Assumptions Kill the Cat (At Least in the Workplace) post.ly/7yM4j

H-1B Body Shop Ordered To Pay More Than $740,000 i…

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H-1B Body Shop Ordered To Pay More Than $740,000 in Back Wages

An H-1B IT body shop in Georgia was ordered to pay $741,288 in back wages to 73 employees who were unlawfully benched or required to pay visa and application processing fees. The Department of Labor ordered Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross to pay the back wages following an investigation into allegations of its unlawful practices. […]

Does Your H-1B Wage Loss Situation Have the Makings of a Class Action?

If you are an H-1B worker who has been underpaid or otherwise mistreated by an H-1B employer, you may be able bring your claims not only on your own behalf, but also on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals.  The attorney-authors of this blog, along with our attorney colleagues at the excellent class-action […]

Guilty Plea For H-1B Scam Targeting Student Visa Holders; Beware of More Scams With H-1B Quota Cap

  A U.S. employer’s representative has pleaded guilty to running an H-1B visa scam targeting foreign students whose visas were set to expire and who apparently were seeking a follow-on employer sponsor who would enable them to remain in the United States and work.  The employer representative, Srinivas Doppalapudi, 45,  a U.S. permanent resident originally from India, pleaded […]

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