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Calf. Staffing Co. Must Pay Workers $58K for H-1B Visa Violations
EL SEGUNDO, CA- Login Consulting Services, Inc., a staffing and recruitment company based in El Segundo, Calif., paid $58,815 to two employees after an investigation by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.
Login Consulting Services Inc. provides services to private corporations, technology firms, and state and local government agencies. Those recruited and employed by the firm primarily serve in positions relating to software development, computer engineering, and business data analysis, the federal agency said.
In its investigation, the Wage and Hour Division of the department found that California-based Login Consulting Services Inc. illegally charged one employee for visa petition fees, which the law requires the employer to pay.
The employer also “benched” that worker, a term used to describe when an employer fails to pay an H-1B employee in conditions such as when work is slow.
The probe also found that the employer paid another employee less than the hourly rate guaranteed in the Labour Conditions Application they submitted when applying to the H-1B program, resulting in another violation.
The company provides services to private corporations, technology firms, and state and local government agencies. Those recruited and employed by the firm primarily serve in positions relating to software development, computer engineering and business data analysis, the Department of Labor said.
Four Indian-American executives of two IT staffing companies were arrested earlier this month in the US on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa programme to gain an “unfair advantage” over their competitors.
The charges against the four comes amid a crackdown by the Trump administration on the alleged misuse of H-1B programme by outsourcers and IT staffing companies