The Redmond based IT staffing firm was ordered to pay to its 12 H-1B employees around $300,000 and it has been also fined around $45,000 for the breaching the labour allowances.
A media release claims during an inspection (WHD) the US Department of Labour Wage and Hour Division can detect the company which has also branch offices in Hyderabad and Bengaluru breached the labour benefits of the H-1B visa programme by paying the visitor workers far less amount than the remuneration.
Consequently, the IT staffing firm People Tech Group has been ordered to pay $309,914 and has been charged the violation penalty of around $45,564.
According to the labour department, Investigators detected that the H-1B computer analysts and the programmers were getting a very low amount of remuneration where they should get far higher controlling rates for their flawless performances and experiences.
The officials of the labour department said that the firm People Tech Group did not pay the salary to their employees in right time when they failed to assign work for them.
Wage and Carrie Aguilar the Hour Division Acting District Director said in Seattle, “ The intent of the H-1B foreign labour certification program is to help American companies find the highly skilled talent they need when they can prove that a shortage of US workers exists.”
Ms Aguilar added, “ The resolution of this case demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding American jobs, level the playing field for law-abiding employers, and ensure no one is being paid less than they are legally owed.”