Infosys May Face Legal Trouble
Bangalore, Feb 17: Information available on the web
says that Infosys Technologies might face a possible class action suit
in California from a law firm for allegedly not paying overtime wages
to its employees who are working on H-1B visas there.
However, an Infosys spokesperson told ET, “We have read this report
and are currently examining the issue. Until we do so, we are not in a
position to discuss this matter.”
A class action is generally defined as a practical procedural device
in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for
large numbers of people who have in common questions of law and fact.
law firm — United Employees Law Group, PC has alleged that it is
investigating claims against Infosys offices in California for
allegedly not paying overtime wages to ‘immigrant computer programmers’
ie, Indians working in the US on H-1B visas.
It has further said that if a California-based employee, whether a
US citizen or a foreign citizen holding a H-1B visa, works in computer
software and is not paid at least $47.81 per hour or the annual salary
equivalent of approximately $99,445, and works more than eight hours a
day or 40 hours a week, they may be entitled to overtime wages.
The law firm has further said, “If you are an employee of Infosys in
California and make less than $47.81 per hour and do not receive
overtime wages, you may qualify for damage or remedies.”