21 H1-B Information Technology Workers From India Awarded Back Pay For Unpaid Mandatory Company Training


 Agency Name:  Wage and Hour Division (WHD), U.S. Department of Labor

Release Number: 12-850-ATL (256)

Date:  July 9, 2012

The Department of Labor (DOL)  confirms that employer SVK Systems Inc., in Montgomery, Alabama, needs to pay $257,635 in back wages to 21 H1-B visa employees for mandatory training sessions at their offices.  There were also instances in which the employer did not pay the required prevailing wage rate for some hours worked.

The employees worked at different locations in the US. SVK provides systems integration services, outsourced software development and IT staffing to other companies. SVK will still be eligible to file for H1-B visas in the future and  has agreed to future compliance with H-1B rules and regulations.

If you are currently employed as an H1-B worker and have attended your employer’s mandatory training sessions you should consult a labor  attorney to evaluate your potential case.

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