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Infosys to make a settlement with California. The Indian IT major will pay $800K to the state to settle allegations that about 500 Infosys employees were working there on company-sponsored B-1 visas instead of H-1B visas between 2006 and 2017. This misclassification allegedly resulted in tax fraud.

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  • Incidents like these show Indian IT companies in bad light despite all the work they're doing to build a reputation of being more than just body shopping firms and back office of the world. But then the Trump administration is creating an atmosphere where running businesses in the US is becoming a challenge

    Incidents like these show Indian IT companies in bad light despite all the work they're doing to build a reputation of being more than just body shopping firms and back office of the world. But then the Trump administration is creating an atmosphere where running businesses in the US is becoming a challenge. Industry bodies such as Nasscom and representatives from US companies should sit down with the US government and find long-term solutions that don't lead to embarrassment every few years when Infosys settles such visa misuse allegations.

  • Marred by recent whistleblower complaints, Infosys can hardly afford any more bad press. Besides, $800,000 is loose change for the behemoth— money well spent!