Law Offices of Janet J. Greathouse
Immigration and Nationality Law
Employer Penalized for Violations Involving H1B Workers

wage and hour dispute involving Universal Software Solutions, Inc.'s H1B workers was resolved recently, with the company agreeing to payment of a penalty and back wages.  The U.S. Department of Labor alleged that Universal failed to pay required wages to certain H1B employee, and had accepted payment from a worker of the fee required to file an H1B petition.  The Labor Department fined Universal $1,500 in civil monetary penalties and calculated back wages due to 4 H1B employees at over $52,000.

Universal filed an exception to the monetary penalties, and ultimately agreed to pay $50.00 for accepting payment for the filing of an
H1B petition, in addition to back wages due to 4 H1B employees.  The Labor Department withdrew penalties for the first alleged violation.
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