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DOL Settlement in Prince George's County (Maryland) H-1B Case

Issue Date: 20 September 2011 Case No.: 2011-LCA-00026 In the Matter of ADMINISTRATOR, WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, et al., Prosecuting Parties, v. BOARD OF EDUCATION of PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Respondent. DECISION AND ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [Over $4M in wages, plus $100K civil...

Latest DOL FAQ: H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs March 27, 2012

After DOL Wage & Hour Investigation, Company Pays $740K in Back Wages to H-1B Workers

"Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross has agreed to pay 73 employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the H-1B visa program, which allows nonimmigrants to work temporarily in the United States...

DOL Proposes Onerous Changes to LCA Process

"The DOL now seeks to once again revise the scope of the information collected on the LCA citing, in its LCA supporting statement, a desire to improve its integrity review and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information. On July 9, 2012, the DOL published a Notice in the Federal Register...

Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for H–1B Ready to Work Partnership Grants

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of approximately $150 million in funds for the H–1B Ready to Work Partnership (Ready to Work) grant program. The Department expects to fund approximately 20–30 grants...

CA6 on J Waivers, H-1B, Back Wages: Kutty v. DOL

"Dr. Mohan Kutty appeals the district court’s affirmance of the Department of Labor (DOL) Administrative Review Board’s (ARB) determination that he is personally liable for back wages, including expenses physicians hired by his clinics incurred in obtaining their J-1 waivers and H-1B...

Temp Firm Can't Revive Claims Against H-1B Workers, Citigroup

From Law360, May 6, 2015 - "A New Jersey appellate court on Wednesday rejected a software services firm's appeals in separate contract suits against foreign workers — including one case also targeting Citigroup Inc. — because the company's failure to register under a law covering...

New DOL FAQ re H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 LCAs - July 31, 2015

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted new and updated Labor Condition Application (LCA/ ETA Form 9035/9035E) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs." [Dated July 31, 2015 ; posted by DOL Aug. 4, 2015 .]

DOL Clears Infosys, Closes Investigation - Reuters

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters, Sept. 8, 2015 - "The U.S. Labor Department has cleared Infosys Ltd of any wrongdoing and closed its investigation after American technology workers at Southern California Edison complained their jobs were wrongfully outsourced to foreigners working on H-1B visas, Infosys...

CA8 on DOL H-1B Investigative Authority - Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. v. Perez

GMM v. Perez, Dec. 14, 2015 - "Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. (GMM) provides physical and occupational therapists to serve in hospitals, nursing homes, and similar facilities. GMM appeals the district court’s decision to uphold a final decision and order of the United States...

How a Single Complaint Can Lead to an H-1B Investigation - Cora-Ann V. Pestaina

Cora-Ann V. Pestaina, Dec. 31, 2015 - " A recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), is worth noting as it addressed the issue of how much latitude the DOL has to investigate an H-1B employer’s...

Law360 - DOL OKs $15K Settlement In H-1B Wage Dispute: Matter of EBS Healthcare, Inc.

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Jan. 15, 2016 - "EBS Healthcare Inc. will pay a foreign worker $15,000 to resolve claims it violated the H-1B visa program, the Labor Department said. Administrative Law Judge Adele Odegard signed off on the deal between Labor's Wage and Hour Division and EBS, a Pennsylvania...

DOL's Investigative Powers Limited: In re Volt Management

Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, v. Volt Management, June 16, 2016 - "The Administrator of the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the Administrator) initiated this matter after Sergey Nefedyev complained of wages he hadn’t been paid. Nefedyev had been admitted...