Archive for the tag 'H-1B Pay'

Wage Issues? Tip #9: Don’t Drop the A- (Attorney-) Bomb

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages.Tip #9 is this: Don’t Drop the A- (Attorney-) Bomb—that is, don’t tell the employer you have an attorney unless you really have an attorney and that attorney tells you to tell the employer you have an attorney. Okay, that […]

Common Assumptions by H-1B Workers that Are Wrong

Image via Wikipedia Many underpaid H-1B workers make assumptions about their situation that (while understandable)  are incorrect. Below are several assumptions we have heard from H-1B employees that are wrong.  If you have been making the assumptions below, you may be stopping yourself from improving your situation.

Learn ALL About Your H-1B Rights Before You Give Your Employer An Earful About Them

On various occasions we have received calls from H-1B workers who became aware of various legal rights (e.g. right to file a wage complaint with Department of Labor) from information they found on the internet (e.g. DOL’s website pages about H-1B wage rights). While it is a great thing to educate yourself, please do not make the […]

H-1B Employers Among Newest Target of IRS Looking for Wage Abuse

H-1B employers who engage in financial shenanigans with their employees’ wages have more potential problems than just DOL or USCIS investigations. They are now under heightened scrutiny by the IRS. The Large and Mid-Size Business Division of the IRS recently announced it is prioritizing audits of tax withholding agents related to payment of wages to […]

Report Shows H-1B Program Fraught with Fraud; What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?

Not surprisingly, a recent USCIS report confirms thousands of H-1B employees are being underpaid, benched, or performing menial tasks instead of the high-skilled work were promised. If you are one of those employees, you should know, however, that you do not have to simply accept this treatment and hope a better job comes along. You have […]

H-1B Employee Tip: Severance Offer? Consider These Things

If you are an H-1B employee, and your employer is terminating your job and has offered you a severance agreement, you should consider the following things. (Please note this post does not provide legal advice- if you want legal advice, you should contact an attorney and discuss your specific severance agreement and circumstances).

When H-1B Employment Trouble Arises, Start Work on Plan B Immediately

Does your H-1B employer: Rip you off (e.g. make you pay H-1B filing fees, underpay your wages, etc.)? Subject you to abuse (e.g. threaten you with job termination or deportation)? Want you to do things that you think are unethical? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, then you may well […]

Save H-1B-Related Documents, and Keep Good Documentation

If you are an employee with concerns about your H-1B employer, or you think you may pursue a legal action someday, please know that the documentation you keep is critical. For example, you should make sure you save all important documents, such as your Labor Certification Application (LCA) and other H-1B documents, as well as […]

Will I Be Deported If I Complain Against My H-1B Employer?

You know your employer is violating the law. Perhaps, he has benched you with no pay; is paying you less than the required wage; has you sending out resumes instead of writing a computer program. So why do H-1B employees put up with this situation? One of the main reasons an H-1B employee tolerates exploitation […]

5 Reasons Why an H-1B Employer Would Want to Reach Settlement With An Underpaid Employee

If your H-1B employer (or former H-1B employer) underpaid your wages, you may be interested in complaining to the employer or pursuing legal action, but worried about what may happen to you. You may be worried that, if you complain about unpaid wages, you may lose your H-1B status, and be subject to deportation.  These […]