IT Management: 11 Tech Companies 'Willfully' Violating H-1B Laws
There are currently 21 companies that have been debarred by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division as being willful violators of laws that regulate the use of H-1B visas for foreign workers. Here, eWEEK looks at 11 different technology or IT-related companies that are on the Labor Department's list, including a look at the companies' locations and periods of debarment. During the debarment period, these companies are not allowed to apply for or obtain H-1B visas for foreign workers. These IT companies have "committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact," according to Labor Department statistics. One company that faces additional sanctions is Peri Software Solutions, which currently owes $1.4 million in back wages. Right now, Peri Software's petition is under review by the Labor Department.