The US Department of Labour bans 11 firms from filing H-1B petitions. 6 out of the 11 found to be willful violators.
In December 2019, the US Department of Labour released a list of 11 firms that had been currently banned from applying for H-1B visas. These firms were often used by Indian workers.
The period that the ban is expected to last varies from firm to firm. While the disbarment period of some is for a few months, others have been banned for about 2 years.
Out of the total 11 firms that were mentioned by the US Department of Labour, 6 were termed to be “willful violators”. By a willful violation is implied a failure to comply with the stipulated criteria in place to apply for a H-1B visa. These firms also had various Labour Department investigations pending against them.
As per a Fact Sheet released by the US Department of Labour, for a firm to be considered as eligible to apply for H-1B visas for temporary high-skilled foreign workers, the firm must successfully meet certain criteria. An employer filing for H-1B must have made substantive attempts for recruiting US workers. Also, the employer must not have displaced any US worker at the time that the H-1B application is filed.
Moreover, if the H-1B to be hired is to be placed at a secondary job site, the firm that is petitioning on his behalf must ensure that the secondary employer must not have displaced a US worker. The secondary employer must have previously offered the job to a better or equally qualified US worker who had applied for the same job for which the H-1B worker is being sought.
Those employers filing for H-1B are found to be willful violators that have either misrepresented the facts or found a way around the rules.
These 11 firms on the US Department of Labour list are –
|Sl. No.||Name||Based In||Willful Violator||Period of Disbarment|
|1||Business Reporting Management Services, Inc.||Parlin, New Jersey||Yes||From August 2018 to August 2020.|
|2||Comprehensive Kids Development School||New York||Yes||From April 2019 to April 2021.|
|3||E-Aspire IT, LLC||Cranbury, New Jersey||Yes||From April 2019 to April 2021.|
|4||How We Fund It, Inc.||–||Yes||From October 2019 to October 2021.|
|5||Kimberly Fisher||–||Yes||From October 2019 to October 2021.|
|6||The Law Office of Paul Wiesenfeld in Rockville||Maryland||Yes||From April 2019 to April 2021.|
|7||Azimetry, Inc.||Redmond, Washington||No||–|
|8||Bulman Consultant Group||Chicago, Illinois||No||–|
|9||EWC and Associates||–||No||–|
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