A list of 15 companies, which have been barred from applying for H-1B visas by the United States Department of Labor, were made public by the department recently.
H-1B work visas are mostly applied for by technology professionals from all over the world.
Terming the companies as ‘willful violator employers’, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published their names on its website. Random investigations are carried out on willful violators by the Department of Labor for up to five years from the date that the employer is classified as one.
NDTV Profit quotes the US Department of Labor as saying that under the H-1B program, willful violator employers are those who have been guilty of committing either a willful failure or have misrepresented material facts when they recruit foreign workers.
The US government makes use of a lottery to grant 85,000 H1-B visas yearly to skilled workers in sectors such as engineering, science or computer programming.
The companies who have been deemed willful violators are Ajel Technologies and Srinivas Arikatla of South Plainfield, NJ, Amica Technology Solutions of Kent, WA, Clinron of Chicago, IL, Delta Search Labs of Cambridge, MA, Foscam Digital of Houston, TX, G Healthcare of San Jose, CA, Incoln Corporation of Sunnyvale, CA, Macro Networks Corporation of Newark, CA, Md2 Systems of Allen, VA, Niche Software Solutions of Houston, TX, Northern California Universal Enterprise Corporation and Joe Wu of San Jose, CA, NYC Healthcare Staffing of New York, NY, Riedstra Dairy of Mendon, MI, Techwire Solutions of Jersey City, NJ and Telava Networks of San Francisco, CA.
After Donald Trump took over office as US President in January 2017, he has come down heavily on the H-1B visa scheme and asked stricter rules to be implemented for issuing them.
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