Infosys’ Record Fine Targets Outsourcing Abuses

Infosys’ Record Fine Targets Outsourcing Abuses

"A record fine against Infosys Ltd. (INFY) targets outsourcing companies and their alleged abuse of existing immigration laws to feed the insatiable desire for highly skilled engineers in the U.S.  Infosys has been sending employees to the U.S. with B-1 visitor visas, letting it sidestep caps on H1-Bs -- the permits designed for high-tech workers.  To settle the case, the company agreed to $35 million penalty with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas that will be announced today, said two people familiar with the matter.  The fine would be the largest ever for the outsourcing industry, which manages tasks for customers using a mix of on- and offshore labor." - Kartikay Mehrotra & Sarah Frier, Bloomberg News, Oct. 30, 2013.