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$300,000 penalty imposed on US firm for paying low wages to H-1B employees

But don’t worry – H-1B is not about cheap labor.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/usd-300-000-penalty-imposed-on-us-firm-for-paying-low-wages-to-h-1b-employees-118091400389_1.html

“A US-based IT staffing company has been asked to pay over USD 300,000 to its 12 H-1B employees for paying them far below their salary and imposed a penalty of over USD 45,000 for violating the labour provisions, amidst the Trump administration’s crackdown against the abuse of the visa category popular among Indian professionals.

The US Department of Labour Wage and Hour Division (WHD) during an investigation found the Redmond-based company, which has offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, violated the labour provisions of the H-1B visa programme by paying its guest workers far below the required wages, a media release said Thursday.

As a result, People Tech Group Inc has been asked to pay its 12 employees USD 309,914 and has been slapped with a penalty of USD 45,564, it said.