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US Accuses Infosys of 'Fraud and Abuse'Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa caseOverseas applications hold up despite visa crackdownIndian Tech Giant Will Pay $34 Million to Settle Visa Abuse CaseNEWS: Infosys Agrees to Settle Work Visa Allegations for Record $34 MillionInfosys to pay $34 million in US visa caseIndia's Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa caseIndia's Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa caseUPDATE: Infosys settles with US government for $34 million over visa disputeTech giant Infosys settles visa fraud case stemming from Plano officeUS visa case: Will Infosys lose face, pay record $35 mn fine?Settlement reached in inquiry into visa fraud at tech giant InfosysInfosys to settle US work visa caseUS visa fraud claims: Will Infosys lose face in paying record fine?Infosys said to reach settlement with US on visa probe

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International students struggle to find post-grad jobs in the US
The DePauwOctober 8, 2013

International students have two different work opportunities under a student visa: Optional Practical Training (OPT) which allows international students to stay a year after graduation for work-study without getting a new visa, or Curricular Practical ...more »

Infosys prepares US settlement over visa use, as it faces new class action suit
IDG News ServiceOctober 18, 2013

In 2012, Infosys announced it was the target of a federal investigation into its visa use and said the government had found errors "in a significant percentage" of employment authorization forms, or Form I-9 without explaining what those errors might be.more »

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US Accuses Infosys of 'Fraud and Abuse'
Wall Street JournalOctober 31, 2013

Still, the high-profile case could prompt more stringent requirements for work visas as Congress drafts new immigration laws. It may also spur many corporations to examine their own potential liability in this area. It is already boosting government ...more »

Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa case
FirstpostOctober 31, 2013

The Justice Department had alleged in court papers that Infosys knowingly and unlawfully sent people to work without proper visas, that there were widespread failures in the company's record-keeping and that the company tried to deceive U.S. consular ...more »

Overseas applications hold up despite visa crackdown
Times Higher EducationOctober 31, 2013

He continued that while some “markets have been affected, most notably the Indian postgraduate taught market”, this was largely a result of the “way in which the implementation of the new post-study work visa has been reported…by the Indian press”.more »

Indian Tech Giant Will Pay $34 Million to Settle Visa Abuse Case
New York TimesOctober 30, 2013

But the agreement included a point-by-point rebuttal of prosecutors' accusations that the company had tried to increase profits by illegally using short-term business visitors' visas, instead of more expensive and less accessible employment visas, to ...more »

NEWS: Infosys Agrees to Settle Work Visa Allegations for Record $34 Million
Motley FoolOctober 30, 2013

In what is the largest payment of its kind relating to alleged work visa fraud, India-based IT consulting giant Infosys (NYSE: INFY) has agreed to pay $34 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by multiple U.S. and state regulatory bodies, Infosys ...more »

Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa case
Reuters IndiaOctober 30, 2013

The Justice Department had alleged in court papers that Infosys knowingly and unlawfully sent people to work without proper visas, that there were widespread failures in the company's record-keeping and that the company tried to deceive U.S. consular ...more »

India's Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa case
ReutersOctober 30, 2013

The Justice Department had alleged in court papers that Infosys knowingly and unlawfully sent people to work without proper visas, that there were widespread failures in the company's record-keeping and that the company tried to deceive U.S. consular ...more »

India's Infosys to pay $34 million in US visa case
Yahoo NewsOctober 30, 2013

The Justice Department had alleged in court papers that Infosys knowingly and unlawfully sent people to work without proper visas, that there were widespread failures in the company's record-keeping and that the company tried to deceive U.S. consular ...more »

UPDATE: Infosys settles with US government for $34 million over visa dispute
CFOworldOctober 30, 2013

B-1 visas are intended for short-terms visits instead of longer duration H-1B temporary work visas, which are harder to get. The settlement does not involve criminal charges or court rulings against the outsourcer, and does not place limitations on its ...more »

Tech giant Infosys settles visa fraud case stemming from Plano office
Dallas Morning NewsOctober 30, 2013

Infosys, the giant Indian technology outsourcing company, has agreed to pay $34 million in a civil settlement after federal prosecutors in Texas found it had committed “systemic visa fraud and abuse” when bringing temporary workers from India for jobs ...more »

US visa case: Will Infosys lose face, pay record $35 mn fine?
FirstpostOctober 30, 2013

According to court documents and officials familiar with the case, Infosys has agreed to pay $35 million in a civil settlement to avoid restrictions on its use of US work visas. More significantly, allegations Infosys broke visa rules to get Indian ...more »

Settlement reached in inquiry into visa fraud at tech giant Infosys
NDTVOctober 30, 2013

Infosys said its use of business visitor visas "was for legitimate business purposes and not in any way intended to circumvent the requirements" of the employment visa, which is known as H-1B. Infosys, which is based in Bangalore, said the resolution ...more »

Infosys to settle US work visa case
BDliveOctober 30, 2013

The company resolved two whistle-blower cases in Alabama and California in the past 14 months after employees alleged it misused B-1 visas, which are temporary business permits, to avoid limits on H-1B employment visas, which allow US employers to ...more »

US visa fraud claims: Will Infosys lose face in paying record fine?
FirstpostOctober 30, 2013

According to court documents and officials familiar with the case, Infosys has agreed to pay $35 million in a civil settlement to avoid restrictions on its use of US work visas. More significantly, allegations Infosys broke visa rules to get Indian ...more »

Infosys said to reach settlement with US on visa probe
Charlotte ObserverOctober 29, 2013

Infosys resolved two whistle-blower cases in Alabama and California in the past 14 months after employees alleged it misused B-1 visas, which are temporary business permits, to avoid limits on H-1B employment visas. Proposed changes to immigration laws ...more »

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