Monday, April 23, 2012

Biggest Job Shop Under Investigation, Again

Unfortunately it is not for race and national origin discrimination. Infosys the largest Indian job shop and a company that uses more H-1B and L-1 non-immigrant employment visas is in trouble again.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is apparently investigating immigration violations surrounding the failure of Infosys to property document its employees on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  While mere failures to properly complete Form I-9 are not significant in and of themselves, what is important is that administrative reviews of said form usually leads to criminal investigations regarding immigration fraud.

Yahoo News/Reuters April 22, 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Infosys, India's No. 2 software services exporter, is under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for likely errors in employer eligibility documents of its staff working in the United States, the company said in a statement.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reviewing the employer eligibility verifications on Form I-9, said Nasdaq-listed Infosys (INFY.O) in an April 18 filing on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"In connection with this review, we have been advised that the DHS has found errors in a significant percentage of our Forms I-9 that the Department has reviewed," Infosys said in the SEC filing.

If the DHS concludes that the Forms I-9, used to verify the authorisation of employees to work in the U.S., contains errors it is likely to impose fines and penalties, the company said.

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