Employment Law

Rights of H-1B Visa Workers

Investigations into Companies Committing Visa Fraud

Lieff Cabraser is investigating claims that companies employing non-U.S. citizens in tech or information technology jobs in U.S. have committed visa fraud, breached employment agreements, and violated U.S. labor laws. The alleged violations of the law include:

  1. Improper deductions of pay;
  2. Charging assessments and exorbitant fees for visa applications, recruitment, and other charges never disclosed or in breach of the employment agreement;
  3. Failure to provide overtime compensation, meal breaks, or rest breaks in accordance with state and federal law;
  4. Failure to pay the amount promised in employment contracts, or H1-B or L-1 visa applications;
  5. Failure to pay the amount listed in the H-1B or L-1 visa; and
  6. Bringing workers to the U.S. on temporary 1B visas and failing to pay them salaries U.S. workers earn in the same positions.

Attorney Daniel Hutchinson summarizes violations of labor laws some tech companies employing H1-B and L-1 visa IT workers have committed

Contact Lieff Cabraser

In addition to violating U.S. immigration laws, companies that have committed visa fraud often may also have violated the rights of the employees brought to the U.S. to work.

Lieff Cabraser represents non-U.S. citizens in class action lawsuits who have worked in the United States on business visas in information technology jobs.

If you have been subjected to any violations of labor laws or your employer has breached your employment contract, we invite you to use the form below to submit your complaint so that we can learn of your experiences. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your claim. All information will be kept strictly confidential as provided under the law.

Or you may call Lieff Cabraser and ask to speak to employee rights attorney Anne B. Shaver toll-free at 1 800 541-7358.

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Background on U.S. Class Action Employment Law

A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or several persons sue on behalf of a larger group of persons. Many of our cases started as the result of complaints by one or a handful of persons.

However, if no one who has been by the corporation steps forward and agrees to serve as the class representative, the class action lawsuit can not be filed.

A class action is often the sole means of enabling persons to remedy injustices committed by powerful, multi-million dollar corporations and institutions. As stated by former United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, "The class action is one of the few legal remedies the small claimant has against those who command the status quo."

For example, where each employee suffered economic damages, but not on in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, the cost of filing and litigating individual lawsuits for each employee would be far greater than the value of each claim and as such bringing lawsuits for each employee would be prohibitive. The total damages, however, to all impacted employees could be quite large, in the tens of millions of dollars. The wrongdoer would have the incentive to continue its fraudulent conduct but for the filing of a class action lawsuit.