In an industry where sub-contracting is common, IT staffing companies must be cautious in dealing with a sub-vendor that employs H-1b workers. There are a number of documented cases where those H-1b workers are not in status, not being paid properly, and in essence being held hostage by an unscrupulous vendor. In one recent case,… Continue reading IT Staffing Companies Beware
Yes, H-1b fraud is real; less prevalent than the White House would have you believe but, more prevalent than many in the industry want to admit. As a recent CEO discovered, fraudulent acts can lead you to prison. Check out the story of this CEO who was recently sentenced to 7 years behind bars.
The Department of Justice has arrested the CEO of Divensi and Azimetry, two Seattle based companies and charged him with H-1b visa fraud. The DOJ alleges, among other charges, that the USCIS filings included forged documents from end clients. We applaud the DOJ for their efforts in preventing visa fraud, protecting H-1b workers and maintaining… Continue reading H-1b Fraud Charged