Computer Employees

H-1B Body Shop Agrees To Pay More Than $750,000 In Back Wages Both For Unlawful Benching And Reimbursement For Visa Procurement Fees

Semafor Technologies LLC

 Agency Name: WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION (WHD), UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 Release Number: 12-1009-ATL (203)

Date:  June 12, 2012

Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross, Georgia has agreed to pay the 73  H-1B employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The company specializes in software development, on-site/off-site application outsourcing, infrastructure, consulting and product development services.

Additionally, the company has committed to implementing new payroll and time-keeping procedures to ensure future compliance with all applicable provisions of the H-1B program.

If you are an H-1B visa worker  and have been the victim of unlawful benching by your employer you should consult with an attorney to see if you have any claims.

This post is intended to provide you with information about overtime and wage cases filed throughout the country by other law firms and the government. It serves to give you an idea of the types of issues which are currently being litigated by employment lawyers as well as those which have been “settled.”

As a courtesy to you, we are providing the court name, case number and date filed to facilitate your search for it on the federal PACER website. Current information regarding case status, parties and attorneys is available on PACER to anyone who opens an account with them.

Please also note that some cases we report on were initiated by the Department of Labor and then settled  without having been filed in Federal Court and thus will not be available on the PACER website. For these cases we generally provide a brief summary of the findings and results.

Please feel free to complete the form below for submission to our law firm if you would like more information about your possible employment claim.  A representative will review it and  contact you. Please allow one  business day for someone to contact you and if you do not hear back from us then  it is possible that we did not receive it. This is a FREE consultation and you will not be charged for this call. Also please be advised that, merely by submitting this form, no Attorney-Client relationship is formed with the law firm.  The ONLY way that an Attorney-Client relationship with  the Law Office of Rose H. Robbins is formed is by specifically written  agreement signed by you and the Law Office of Rose H. Robbins.  You must provide your name,  home  or cell phone number and your zip code and all remaining fields are optional.

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21 H1-B Information Technology Workers From India Awarded Back Pay For Unpaid Mandatory Company Training

SVK SYSTEMS INC.

 Agency Name:  Wage and Hour Division (WHD), U.S. Department of Labor

Release Number: 12-850-ATL (256)

Date:  July 9, 2012

The Department of Labor (DOL)  confirms that employer SVK Systems Inc., in Montgomery, Alabama, needs to pay $257,635 in back wages to 21 H1-B visa employees for mandatory training sessions at their offices.  There were also instances in which the employer did not pay the required prevailing wage rate for some hours worked.

The employees worked at different locations in the US. SVK provides systems integration services, outsourced software development and IT staffing to other companies. SVK will still be eligible to file for H1-B visas in the future and  has agreed to future compliance with H-1B rules and regulations.

If you are currently employed as an H1-B worker and have attended your employer’s mandatory training sessions you should consult a labor  attorney to evaluate your potential case.

This post is intended to provide you with information about overtime and wage cases filed throughout the country by other law firms and the government. It serves to give you an idea of the types of issues which are currently being litigated by employment lawyers as well as those which have been “settled.”

As a courtesy to you, we are providing the court name, case number and date filed to facilitate your search for it on the federal PACER website. Current information regarding case status, parties and attorneys is available on PACER to anyone who opens an account with them.

Please also note that some cases we report on were initiated by the Department of Labor and then settled  without having been filed in Federal Court and thus will not be available on the PACER website. For these cases we generally provide a brief summary of the findings and results.

Please feel free to complete the form below for submission to our law firm if you would like more information about your possible employment claim.  A representative will review it and  contact you. Please allow one  business day for someone to contact you and if you do not hear back from us then  it is possible that we did not receive it. This is a FREE consultation and you will not be charged for this call. Also please be advised that, merely by submitting this form, no Attorney-Client relationship is formed with the law firm.  The ONLY way that an Attorney-Client relationship with  the Law Office of Rose H. Robbins is formed is by specifically written  agreement signed by you and the Law Office of Rose H. Robbins.  You must provide your name,  home  or cell phone number and your zip code and all remaining fields are optional.

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