A Southern California company paid $48,193 to an employee working via an H-1B visa after authorities found the company violated provisions of the H-1B program, the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division reported Friday.
When business slowed, Assigncorp, based in Glendale, California, did not pay the hourly rate required in the visa program’s labor certification application for idle time, according to the division. Nonpayment was a violation of federal law.
“Employers that wish to hire guest workers must fully familiarize themselves with the H-1B foreign labor certification program,” said Kimchi Bui, Wage and Hour Division district director in Los Angeles. “The resolution of this case demonstrates our commitment to safeguard American jobs, level the playing field for law-abiding employers and ensure no one is being paid less than they are legally owed.”
Assigncorp provides IT consulting services to projects that involve database and web-based applications, content management and blockchain technology, according to the division.
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