Monday, November 16, 2015

IT consulting companies make sure you are not underpaying your employees!

The H1B visa has one main requirement is that you place the employee accordingly. Many times the position which an employee is being placed determines the salary of that employee. Before filing an H1B visa, transferring an H1B visa holder or even amending an H1B visa, you need to make sure that a Labor Condition Application (LCA) is approved by the Department of Labor (DOL). As such putting entry level positions on non-entry level to circumvent the prevailing wage, can have dire consequences. See article Indian-American owned companies fined for misuse of H-1B visa

Many times it is tempting for employers to pick an entry level rather than an adequate level for your employee and ultimately the employer might be fined or even have their ability to file H1B visas be stripped.

We recommend an employer make sure he or she is complying with all the rules of the H1B visas and the H4 visas when placing their employees or hiring their employees.

The DOL has recently been very severe regarding such issues. We recommend both employers and employees to make sure that the requirements are met.

If you are an H1B employer or an H1B employee, and you are having issues, please call us at 510 742 5887.