Archive for November, 2013

OCAHO Substantially Reduces Penalties for Two Small Businesses; Fact Sheet Updated

11/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

In U.S. v. Red Bowl of Cary, LLC, the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) reduced fines for Red Bowl of Cary, doing business as Red Bowl Asian Bistro in North Carolina, for Form I-9 violations. OCAHO also reduced fines for a small family business in a [...]Read More >

Visa Office Forecasts Changes in Some Employment Cut-Off Dates

11/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of State’s Visa Office has projected changes in some employment cut-off dates. The December 2013 Visa Bulletin notes that the India employment second and third preference category cut-off dates advanced very rapidly at the end of fiscal year 2013. Those movements were based on the availability of thousands of “otherwise unused” numbers that [...]Read More >

Office of Foreign Labor Certification Deals With Backlogs After Shutdown

11/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has experienced backlogs as a result of the cessation of its electronic systems due to the recent federal government shutdown. OFLC noted that this further resulted in a backlog of documents submitted to OFLC during that period by mail, hand-delivery, or email. As a result, [...]Read More >

Infosys Settles Visa Fraud and Abuse Case for Record $34 Million

11/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Infosys Limited, an Indian company involved in consulting, technology and outsourcing, has agreed to pay a record $34 million civil settlement based on allegations of systemic visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes, and also agreed to enhanced corporate compliance measures. The $34 million payment made by Infosys as a result of these allegations represents [...]Read More >