My colleague David North wrote recently about a civil suit against Infosys, a large corporation that provides a cheap and plentiful supply of foreign labor to U.S. client businesses. As North documented, the company seems to excel at violating federal discrimination laws in favor of sourcing young Indian workers to its clientele, a propensity that has gotten it into hot water previously.
Most recently, things took a different twist when the New York State attorney general filed suit, alleging that Infosys was giving specific advice to its Indian worker referrals on how to avoid getting ensnared by U.S. consular and border officials, even though the conditions of their visas and entry precluded the right to work lawfully in the United States.
Shockingly the advice was even reduced to writing, including a “Do’s and Don’ts” memorandum among other things. The suit was settled for a million bucks — cheap at the price, as North also noted.
Citing the settlement, North posed this question: “Is not this evidence, given the repeated nature of the company’s infractions, sufficient for either the Department of Labor to put Infosys on the debarred list or for the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] to take similar action?”