A NH painting contractor was charged in October 2012 for violations of the Fair Standards Labor Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime and record keeping requirements. In 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) obtained a preliminary injunction preventing the contractor from intimidating, retaliating or discriminating again current or former employees involved in the investigation and lawsuit.… Continue reading NH Painting Contractor to Pay Nearly $500K in Wages, Dmanages and Penalties
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Are you sure you Terminated your H-1B employee
If your H-1B employee is not properly terminated you may be liable for the remainder of their prevailing wage. Amtel Group of Fla., Inc. v. Yongmahapakorn, ARB No. 04-087, ALJ No. 2004-LCA-006, slip op. at 11 (ARB Sept. 29, 2006), established the requirements to effect a bona fide termination of H-1B employment and end employers’… Continue reading Are you sure you Terminated your H-1B employee
Terminating an H-1b worker ? Buy a stamp !
In a recent decision, a US employer was held liable for back wages of over $150,000 for a terminated H-1b worker that it never even employed. When the employer chose not to employ the worker and in essence, withdrew its employment offer, it failed to notify the USCIS. The Judge stated, “Informing the immigration authorities that the employment… Continue reading Terminating an H-1b worker ? Buy a stamp !