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July 2012 Archives

What to Do if You Are Seriously Injured in an Accident Outside of Wisconsin? By Attorney John Peterson

Although there are similarities, the laws governing the rights of accident victims differ depending on in which state an accident occurred. The law of the state where the accident happened governs the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved. When car accidents occur in states the parties are just visiting, most of the investigation, deposing of witnesses, and trial preparation occurs elsewhere.

21 H-1B Employees Awarded Back Wages for Unpaid Company Training

The Department of Labor (DOL) reaffirmed that an H-1B employer must pay its employees the full, required wage when in training. DOL ordered SVK Systems Inc. in Montgomery, AL to pay $257,635 in back wages to 21 H-1B employees hired for tech jobs across the United States, according to a recent press release.

What to Do if You Are Seriously Injured in an Accident Outside of Wisconsin? By Attorney John Peterson

Although there are similarities, the laws governing the rights of accident victims differ depending on in which state an accident occurred.  The law of the state where the accident happened governs the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved.  When car accidents occur in states the parties are just visiting, most of the investigation, deposing of witnesses, and trial preparation occurs elsewhere.

H-1B End Clients With Blind Eyes?

The attorney-authors have represented many H-1B workers, some of whom have done project work for some of the biggest companies in the U.S. Some things that seem remarkable to us: (1) the epidemic of H-1B workers across the country who are underpaid or not paid during benched time and are not paid, underpaid or have delayed payment, even during project time; (2) the fact that this epidemic of H-1B underpayment is well-known in large social circles, including H-1B sponsor employers themselves, immigration attorneys, etc.; (3) the fact that many large U.S.-based corporations themselves sponsor H-1B workers (whom they usually pay their full required wages), BUT the same large employers often employ, as independent consultants for project work, H-1B consultants whose H-1B visas are sponsored by other, smaller, body-shop employers who systematically underpay the workers and violate H-1B laws per their business models and systemic practices.

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