Company Fined and Debarred for Wages & H-1B Violations
Posted On: December 10, 2010
Peri Software Solutions Inc and its owner, Saravanan Periasamy, were ordered on December 7 to pay $638,449 in back wages with interest to 67 workers for violating provisions of the Immigration Nationality Act by the US Department of Labor related to the H1-B visa.
Peri Software Solutions was additionally ordered to pay $126,778 in civil money penalties with interest for failure to provide, “notice of the filing of labor condition applications at each place where any H1-B worker was to be employed” as well as filing lawsuits against workers who ended their employment early. As a result of the violations, the company is prohibited from participating in the H1-B for one year.
Deputy administrator of the department’s Wage and Hour Division, Nancy Leppink says, “Peri Software not only took advantage of these workers by not properly compensating them, it also violated the part of the law that provides the greatest protection to the American workforce.”