Mumbai, September 8: Infosys today said the United States department of labour has not found it guilty of any visa violations after a probe that began in June this year.
Last August utility company Southern California Edison had laid off more than 500 technology workers. The firm was under investigation along with another giant TCS for possible violations of H-1B visa rules since June. Infosys fully cooperated with the department in its investigation, over 145 files were reviewed with no violations found, ” it said today.
Infosys Ltd., India’s second-largest software services provider, was cleared in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation at Southern California Edison, which outsources IT services work to the Indian company.
“We are proud of our robust immigration compliance program and very pleased to receive this positive determination of verification from the DOL of our technical and substantive compliance”, said David Kennedy, executive VP, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Infosys. “We do not practise or condone unfair or unethical H-1B visa practices”.
Infosys continues to actively recruit and rent expertise in the USA, however, whereas there’s a scarcity of know-how expertise, Infosys is an accountable participant in the T-1B programme, he added. Some of them complained that they were made to train their replacements who were immigrants on the temporary work visas brought in by these Indian firms. “Our key precedence is to function pretty, ethically and with integrity, which is sweet enterprise and what our shoppers anticipate”, Dadlani stated. Southern California Edison’s decision to replace its employees with H-1B visa holders from TCS and Infosys had triggered an uproar in the U.S., leading to the probe.