Evidence to support a legal claim against Apple and Infosys in the H-1B visa-scam lawsuit has been added by the Whistleblower. Carl Krawitt is suing these firms claiming that they have schemed to dodge visa rules. He is a former contractor for Apple and Infosys.
Last month, a Federal Judge had ruled in favor of Apple and dismissed the case. But the door for producing more data was left open for the whistleblower. The Judge denied Apple’s plea to end production of data in the case. This set the lawsuit on the continued course, as quoted by the Mercury News.
Carl Krawitt has claimed in the case that both the firms have jointly conspired. This is for getting hard-to-obtain and expensive H-1Bs for 2 Indian workers. Apple has already refuted the charges in the H-1B visa-scam lawsuit.
The Whistleblower claimed that the firms falsely obtained B-1 Visas. These are meant for Provisional Business Visitors. They informed the US Government that the Indian citizens were arriving for a business meeting in the ‘invitation letters’. However, they were, in reality, arriving for training some 75 Apple workers in a 6-week program.
Krawitt provided supposed copies of correspondence to support his case. This was in his modified complaint filed this month.
The amended complaint said that Infosys evades the considerably higher application fees for the H-1B visas to the US. It avoids paying taxes, other fees, Medicare, and Social Security fees to the US, it adds.
The complaint elaborates that Apple keenly participated in the scheme of Infosys. This is by contracting with the firm for B-1 Visa workers. It is in place of hiring US nationals or Green Card holders at market rate as full-time workers. Apple did this as a measure of cost-saving adds the complaint.
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