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

A
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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